This year’s distinguished jury included Nicholas Blechman, The New York Times Book Review; Rachael Cole, Schwartz & Wade Books; Michael Ian Kaye, Mother New York; Todd Oldham, Todd Oldham Studio; D.W. Pine III, TIME; David Saylor, Scholastic Inc. and Dean Sebring, Worth.
The judges selected 316 images from more than 7,000 entries by over 1,100 illustrators, magazines, agencies, publishers and schools. These images will appear inside the book and represent the best pictures from 2010. Entries were down from last year's 8,030 entries from 1,200 entrants and 388 winners. Let's all hope for an improving economy but let's also celebrate the great work that continues to be produced even under less-than-ideal circumstances. Congratulations to all the winners.