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International competition for an illustrated children's book project. Second edition.

"PROPHECY" – a video that accompanies the post-competition exhibition of CLAIRVOYANTS 2016 (English subtitles)

Pictures from the the opening of the post-competition exhibition are to be seen in GALLERY.

Opening of the post-competition exhibition

In two weeks starts the biggest Polish book fair: the Warsaw Book Fair. It takes place between 18th a
nd 21st of May in the National Stadium in Warsaw. This is a special time for all book-lovers – publishers, booksellers, readers and authors.

This is also a perfect moment to thank all the participants, partners and jury members for taking part in the 2nd edition of the CLAIRVOYANTS and invite you to the opening of the post-competition exhibition. During the opening we will award the finalists with diplomas and show a special animation based on the awarded projects.

The event will take place on Thursday 18th May at 6 p.m. in Dwie Siostry Bookshop (al. 3 Maja 2, Warsaw). The exhibition will stay here until 24th May.

Only two weeks later it will travel to the Baltic Sea Cultural Centre in Gdańsk, where it will be exhibited between 30th May and 18th June. The opening will be a part of the official inauguration of the Festival of Literature for Children and will take place on Tuesday 30th May at 7 p.m. in Baltic Sea Cultural Centre (33/35 Korzenna Str., Gdańsk).


Hope to see you in Poland!

Results of the international competition for an illustrated 

children's book project CLAIRVOYANTS 2016! 


The jury sessions are over

The jury sitting of the 2nd edition of Clairvoyants Competition took place at the end of January, in the Royal Lazienki Museum in Warsaw.


Our foreign guests – Juraj Horváth and Åshild Kanstad Johnsen – have arrived in Warsaw. Polish members of the international jury – Grzegorz Kasdepke and Monika Hanulak – were nice enough to prioritise the jury sessions over duties. For those few days, the Officer Cadets School in Royal Lazienki Park has become the headquarters of Dwie Siostry Publishing.

It was a very intense, but still very productive time. The submitted projects were carefully judged by the international jury and the jury of the publishing house. The competition was though, but the consensus was reached. The results will be announced on 15th of March 2017!


We are very grateful to our partners, who helped us with the organization of the jury sessions: The Royal Lazienki Museum, NORLA Foundation and the Czech Centre.


Soon we will reveal a video, in which the members of the jury share their impressions from the competition. Meanwhile we invite you to see our photo gallery (photos by Dorota Marzęda).


Call for entries closes!

Hurray! We’re finally done with collecting projects for the CLAIRVOYANTS competition.

This edition is even more international then the first one: we received 380 projects from 35 countries

The first entries flew to us from the most remote corners of the planet: from Japan, China, Uzbekistan, Israel and Turkey. Shortly after they were joined by parcels from Australia, Canada, USA, Brazil, Iran, Greece, Portugal, Sweden, Italy, Czech Republic, Hungary, Ukraine, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Russia, UK, Spain, Belgium, Belarus, the Netherlands, Austria, Romania, France, Germany, Slovenia and Slovakia.


The jury sitting is coming soon and the results of the competition will be announced on the 15th of March!

International competition for an illustrated children's book project. Second edition.

The first edition of the Clairvoyants competition turned out to be a success. The number of entries exceeded our boldest expectations: there were over 520 works submitted – many of them were very intriguing!

We can already enjoy the first fruits of the competition. A Grand Prix by the international jury, Kawalerka (Bachelor’s Pad) by Weronika Przybylska, has been published early this year. A Grand Prix by the jury of the Dwie Siostry Publishing Wieża Babel (Tower of Babel) will be launched in October under the title Ala ma kota. A Ali? (Ala has a cat. And Ali?).  

Three other titles – Zakątki (Corners of the world) by Michalina Rolnik, Okularki (Specs) and Król (King) written by Ewa Madeyska and illustrated by Kasia Matyjaszek, a finalist of the Clairvoyants competition – came to life thanks to the cooperation between Dwie Siostry Publishing and the outstanding participants of the competition.



The most captivating entries have been compiled to create an interactive post-competition exhibition, which has been travelling all over Poland and later on has been published in cooperation with the National Centre for Culture Poland in a book form as an interactive post-competition catalogue

Browse through the catalogue!


Therefore, with yet a greater joy and enthusiasm, we announce the second edition of the international competition for an illustrated children book CLAIRVOYANTS 2016! 

We continue to cherish the ideas and values that had underlain the first edition of the contest: the ambition to awake young artists’ creative potential, the care for an aesthetic and editorial quality of children’s books, the pursuit to determine the highest standards in the field and to support development of Polish children’s books and their position abroad.

The direct aim of the competition is to launch the process of creating beautiful and valuable books for children and to discover talented artists and give them chance to become known on the Polish and international book market.
The competition is open to both newcomers and experienced artists from Poland and abroad, participating individually or in a team. Participants need to be at least 18.
The purpose of the competition is to prepare a project (draft) of an illustrated children book in Polish or in English language. Submitted works should include a script or a storyboard of the whole book, together with 3 finished double spreads and the cover.
Submitted projects will be assessed according to the following criteria: artistic quality of the work, originality, the form which inspires child’s imagination and the content which takes into account child’s sensitivity.

Competition works will be assessed by two independent juries:
1. International jury chaired by Monika Hanulak.
2. The Dwie Siostry Publishing jury chaired by Ewa Stiasny.

Competitors may be awarded with 3 categories of prizes:
1. The main prize of EUR 2,500 and two honourable mentions – by the international jury; 
2. Book publication – by the Dwie Siostry Publishing House jury;
3. Participation of best competing works in the post-competition exhibition.

Works should be submitted between 15 November and 15 December 2016 to the following address:
Dwie Siostry Publishing House
al. 3 Maja 2 m. 183
00-391 Warszawa
Competition results will be published on 15 March 2017 on this website.