IBBY 2020 Awards Announcement

Virtual IBBY Press Conference - Monday 4 May 14.30 CET

While we cannot be together at the traditional IBBY press conference at the Illustrators’ Café at the Bologna Book Fair, we invite you to join us at our first virtual press conference on Monday, 4 May beginning at 14.30 CET.  

The event will comprise:
Welcome by IBBY President / A Statement of Support of the UN Universal Declaration Human Rights / 37th IBBY World Congress Update / Announcement of the Winner of the 2020 IBBY-Asahi Reading Promotion Award / Announcement of the Winners of the 2020 IBBY-iRead Outstanding Reading Promoter Award / Announcement of the Winners of the 2020 Hans Christian Andersen Award.

The press conference from Monday 4 May can be viewed here

At the end of the press conference (ca. 15.15 CET on Monday 4 May) links to videos of each topic of the press conference, as well as links to media releases and more information will be provided on this page. Announcements and videos will also be shared on our YouTube channel, Facebook and Twitter platforms.

Virtual IBBY Press Conference - Monday 4 May

Welcome by IBBY President: Mingzhou Zhang, President, IBBY

IBBY Statement of Support for the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Non-Discrimination: Ellis Vance, IBBY Treasurer
The Statement of Support can be downloaded here.

IBBY Congress in Moscow: preview and invitation by Vladimir Grigoriev
For more information go to the Congress website ibbycongress2020.org

IBBY-Asahi Reading Promotion Award Winner 2020: Ahmad Redza Khairuddin, Jury President
The media release can be downloaded here and more information on the IBBY-Asahi Award winner and other nominated projects can be found here.

IBBY-iRead Outstanding Reading Promoter Award Winners 2020: Ahmad Redza Khairuddin, Jury President
The media release can be downloaded here and more information on the IBBY-iRead Award winners and other nominees can be found here.

Hans Christian Andersen Award Winners 2020: Junko Yokota, Jury President
The media release can be downloaded here and more information on the Hans Christian Andersen Award winners and other nominees can be found here. Hans Christian Andersen Jury recommends ... here.

Closing Comments by Liz Page, Executive Director, IBBY

Complete IBBY Press Conference - Monday 4 May 2020