Friday, August 3, 2012

3x3 Children's Show No 9 Winners Announced

Congratulations to all our winners in this year’s 3x3 Children’s Show!  Entries were up this year with over 1,700 entries from 35 countries. Forty-percent of our entries were from outside America, making us a truly international competition. As always there were many fine pieces entered that just missed getting the nod from our judges.

Congratulations to Marta Madureira from Portugal, our Best of Show winner featured above. Our Gold Medal winners are David Dean, United Kingdom and Thomas Aquinas Maguire and Rosalyn Schanzer, USA.

Our Silver Medal winners include André Letria, Portugal, Children’s Book,
Sungyeon Sansu Joh, Children's Book Unpublished and Jamey Christoph, Educational. Bronze medals go Steve Jenkins, Children’s Book, Timothy Banks, Children’s Illustration Unpublished, Patrick Regout, Belgium, Children’s Illustration Unpublished and Valeria Petrone, Italy, Editorial.

A complete list of all medal and merit winners are available on our site, under Shows. Winners will be displayed in our new annual format coming out later this winter.

To get into the show entrants need to receive a majority of our seven judges’ votes. To be considered for a medal, five of the six judges must vote for the entry. Medals are determined by the number of judges who select a particular piece as their favorite, the more judges who select a piece as their favorite the higher the medal i.e. Best of Show, Gold, Silver and Bronze.

This year’s judges included Yvette Ghione, Editor, Kids Can Press, Canada;
Alexandra Penfold, Editor, Paula Wiseman Books, USA; Lucie Papineau, Children's Book Art Director, Canada and illustrators Ofra Amit, Israel;
Bob Daly, USA; Binny Talib, Australia; Christiane Beauregard, Canada. Judges were not permitted to vote for their student’s work.

Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to all of you for entering our show this year.