Shortlisted candidates for the Singtel Asian Picture Book Award (Illustrator)

Following up on our post about the Singtel Asian Picture Book Award (Author) shortlist, here are the details for the shortlisted illustrator candidates. The objective of the Singtel Asian Picture Book Award is to encourage and inspire the creation and publication of more Asian-themed picture books. The award is also intended to stimulate public interest and awareness of picture books. The first SingTel Asian Picture Book Award 2013, with a prize of S$10,000 (to be split evenly amongst an author and an illustrator), will be presented during the Asian Festival of Children’s Content on 28 May 2013.


Reza Dalvandmr. pink
Title: Who Knows Mr. Pink

Reza Dalvan is an author and a member of the Iranian Society of Illustrators. He won several prizes inc
including the Encouragement Prize for Nami Island International Illustration Concours, South Korea 2013, First prize for the Niayesh Illustration biennial – Iran 2012 and the First prize of Grand exhibition Isfahan University of Art – Iran 2012.


Bolormaa Baasansurenold city
Title:  Old City

Bolormaa Baasansuren was born in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. She graduated from the Institute of Fine Arts
in Mongolia and was a research student of Bunkyo University in Japan. She won the grand prize for
Noma 14th picture book competition in Japan and has four published picture books including Legend of Wives and My Little Round House. {See PaperTigers’ features on Bolormaa here, here and here}


Lak – Khee Tay Audouardwayang nights
Title: Wayang Night

Born in Singapore, children’s book illustrator Lak – Khee grew up in a multi – racial neighbourhood. She saw her first picture book at ten and since then she has been “hooked” on books. Lak – Khee is most keen to share her love for fast – disappearing cultural treasures with a whole generation of IT savvy children of today.


Gina Eugeniacap go meh
Title: Cap Go Meh

Gina received her BA in Visual Communication from ITB University, Indonesia. Illustrated around 25 children books and has worked with Disney Magazine Indonesia, a project for Children Folktales in Southeast Asian Countries and Korea by the SEAMEO in 2012

3 Responses to “Shortlisted candidates for the Singtel Asian Picture Book Award (Illustrator)”

  1. Marjorie Says:

    What stunning artwork – I can’t wait to see these books… and I don’t envy the judges their task!

  2. Richa Jha Says:

    Second that, Marjorie! Truly stunning! Have fun at the AFCC :)

  3. Vivian Kirkfield Says:

    It is a positive sign of the times to see books like these being offered to young children…this is a high level of excellence of children’s content! Looking forward to seeing the books at the Asian Festival of Children’s Content in Singapore next week!!!!