The works of Juan Alcalá Lara, Mikko, and Daniel Torrent, who will now compete in the grand final to decide the promotional image for LIBER 2023, will receive the award.
The panel of judges highlighted the great success of this contest, which received a total of 101 entries, as well as the difficulty of the selection process due to the very high quality of the works submitted. Organised by IFEMA MADRID and the Spanish Federation of Publishers' Guilds (FGEE), LIBER 2023 will be held from 4 to 6 October at the Madrid Exhibition Centre.
LIBER 2023 announced the three finalists for its Illustration Contest who will compete for the first prize to decide the promotional image of the International Book Fair, which will hold its next edition from 4 to 6 October, in the Recinto Ferial de Madrid, organised by IFEMA MADRID and promoted by the Spanish Federation of Publishers' Guilds (FGEE).
The creations of Juan Alcalá Lara, Mikko, and Daniel Torrent, who in the first round have already received a prize of 600 euros, will now compete to win another 1.600 euros. In this second round they must create an original and unedited illustration, with free content, which revolves around books and/or reading, and in which the attractiveness and contemporaneity of the works will be valued, as well as their contribution to the promotion of reading.
The panel of judges, composed of Jesús González, of the Office for the Promotion of Books, Reading and Spanish Literature form the Ministry of Culture and Sport, Antonio María Ávila and Xosé Ballesteros, representing the Spanish Federation of Publishers' Guilds, José María Arizcum and Luis Zendrera, members of the LIBER organising committee, and Pilar Heredero representing IFEMA MADRID/LIBER, highlighted the great success of this contest, which received a total of 101 entries, as well as the difficulty of the selection process due to the very high quality of the works presented.
The winning illustration will be announced on 14 April. From then on, the new image will be used in all promotional material for LIBER 2023 (posters and banners; maps and trade fair catalogue, press releases and newsletters, social media).
Following its tradition of being held in Madrid in odd-numbered years, the 41st edition of LIBER is shaping up to be the largest business platform in our country dedicated to Spanish-language publishing and one of the main and most solid references in the Spanish-language publishing field. The fair is specially designed to bring together a complete range of publishing companies and entities, distributors, literary agents, multimedia, suppliers, professional associations, service companies, etc., making it a complete showcase of current publishing production and a focus of attraction for authors, booksellers, illustrators and other actors in the sector.
Organised by IFEMA MADRID and promoted by the Spanish Federation of Publishers' Guilds, LIBER 2023 is sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and Sport, ICEX España Exportación e Inversiones, Comunidad de Madrid, Ayuntamiento de Madrid and Centro Español de Derechos Reprográficos (CEDRO). It also benefits from the collaboration of Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) and the Madrid Publishers' Association.