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Hans Christian Andersen Award. Group 1. Sophomore C 99121311 Jody Chen 99121314 Clare Fang 99121330 Whitney Tsao 99121343 Angela Ou 99121355 Tammy Huang. The Award. Other name: Nobel Prize for children’s literature

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hans christian andersen award

Hans Christian Andersen Award

Group 1

Sophomore C 99121311 Jody Chen99121314 Clare Fang

99121330 Whitney Tsao

99121343 Angela Ou

99121355 Tammy Huang

the award
The Award
  • Other name: Nobel Prize for children’s literature
  • Established : International Board on Books for Young People
  • Hold: Every 2 years
  • Two categories:
  • The Hans Christian Andersen Award for Writing (since 1956)
  • The Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration (since 1966)
the award1
The Award


  • Every other year IBBY presents the Hans Christian Andersen Awards to a living author and illustrator whose complete works have made a lasting contribution to children’s literature.
  • To forward children to read more, to promote the ability of esthetics and literature, to build up the positive vale and advance the peace of the world.
  • Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark is the Patron of the Andersen Awards, which are supported by Nami Island Inc..
  • A gold medal is presented to the winners at the biennial IBBY World Congress.
about the title of the award
About the Title of the Award:
  • It is named after the Danish author Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875).
  • Hans Christian Andersen is recognized as one of the masters of the fairy-tale genre. His writings encompassed fairy tales, plays, novels and travel books.
  • Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875):
  • 1 A Danish author, fairy tale writer, and poet
  • 2 Works: The Princess and the Pea, The Little Mermaid, The Ugly Duckling, The Snow Queen, The Little Match Girl, Thumbelina, Emperor's New Clothes, etc.
  • Nomination: Made by IBBY National Section
  • International Award:

(1) IBBY National Sections from 32 countries separately submit the nominees from the country they located.

(2) Two categories- Authors and Illustrators: Each section submits one author and one illustrator from their own country.

(3) Criterion: Living authors and illustrators who have made lasting contribution to children’s literature

  • Works are judged on literary and artistic merit. Judges look for exceptional aesthetic qualities in writing or illustration, including treatment of plot, character, style, structure or language and for aportrayal of universal themes with lasting human virtues.
  • Candidates who have been highly commended may be proposed again after an interval of five years. During the first years, the jury listed “runnersup,” then “highly commended,” and, in the last few years, “author or illustrator finalist” for the books that were in the final consideration.
  • The Award consists of a gold medal and a diploma, presented at a festive ceremony during the biennial IBBY Congress.
winners 1990 2010
Winners 1990-2010

Hans Christian Andersen Award

for Illustration (2010 – 1990)

  • 2010 Jutta Bauer (Germany)
  • 2008 Roberto Innocenti (Italy)
  • 2006 Wolf Erlbruch (Germany)
  • 2004 Max Velthuijs (The Netherlands)
  • 2002 Quentin Blake (UK)
  • 2000 Anthony Browne (UK)
  • 1998 Tomi Ungerer (France)
  • 1996 Klaus Ensikat (Germany)
  • 1994 Jörg Müller (Switzerland)
  • 1992 Kveta Pacovská (Czech Republic)
  • 1990 Lisbeth Zwerger (Austria)

Hans Christian Andersen


for Writing (2010 – 1990)

  • 2010 David Almond (UK)
  • 2008 Jürg Schubiger (Switerzland)
  • 2006 Margaret Mahy (New Zealand)
  • 2004 Martin Waddell (Ireland)
  • 2002 Aidan Chambers (UK)
  • 2000 Ana Maria Machado (Brazil)
  • 1998 Katherine Paterson (USA)
  • 1996 Uri Orlev (Israel)
  • 1994 Michio Mado (Japan)
  • 1992 Virginia Hamilton (USA)
  • 1990 Tormod Haugen (Norway)
last time given 2010
Last time given: 2010

HCA Award Author Winner 2010

  • David Almond - UK
  • Skellig (1998) London: Hodder Children’s Books.
  • The Fire Eaters (2003) London: Hodder Children’s Books.
  • Clay (2005) London: Hodder Children’s Books.
  • Jackdaw Summer (2008) London: Hodder Children’s Books.
  • The Savage. Illus. by Dave McKean (2008) London: Walker Children’s Books.
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Last time given: 2010
  • HCA Award Illustrator Winner 2010
  • Jutta Bauer - Germany
  • Selma (2003) Geneva: La Joie de Lire Jeunesse.
  • Die Königin oder Farben (The Queen of Colors) (1998) Weinheim: Beltz & Gelberg.
  • Schreimutter (The Screaming Mother) (1998) Weinheim: Beltz & Gelberg.
  • Opa’s Engel (Grandpa's Angel) (L’Ange de grand-père) (2002) Paris: Gallimard Jeunesse.
  • Aller Anfang (The Very Beginning) By Juerg Schubiger and Franz Hohler (2006) Weinheim: Beltz & Gelberg.
hca award candidates for 2012
HCA Award Candidates for 2012
  • IBBY National Sections from 32 countries have made their selections,

submitting 27 authors and 30 illustrators as candidates for the 2012 Hans Christian Andersen Awards.

  • The winners will be announced at the IBBY Press Conference at the Bologna Children's Book Fair on Monday, 19 March 2012.
hans christian andersen awards 2012
Hans Christian Andersen Awards 2012

Bart Moeyaert

  • Belgium
  • Writer
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Hans Christian Andersen Awards 2012

Pablo Bernasconi

  • Argentina
  • Illustrator
  • http://www.pbernasconi.com.ar/home.htm
what is ibby
What is IBBY?

The International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY)

  • It is a non-profit organization which represents an international network of people from all over the world who are committed to bringing books and children together.
  • It was founded in Zurich, Switzerland in 1953
  • Today, it is composed of more than seventy National Sections all over the world, including IBBY Canada, IBBY Ireland, IBBY Australia.
ibby organization
IBBY Organization
  • IBBY is committed to the principles of the International Convention on the Rights of the Child, ratified by the United Nations in 1990.
  • One of its main proclamations is the right of the child to a general education and to direct access to information.
  • Executive Committee: ten people from different countries and a President, elected biennially by the National Sections at a General Assembly during the IBBY Congresses.
  • The daily management of IBBY's affairs is conducted from itsSecretariat in Basel, Switzerland.
the membership in ibby
The Membership in IBBY
  • National Sections
  • Supporting Members
  • Individuals
  • All forms of membership have to be approved by the IBBY Executive Committee.
ibby has five key aims
IBBY has five key aims:
  • to promote international understanding through children's books
  • to give children everywhere the opportunity to have access to books with high literary and artistic standards
  • to encourage the publication and distribution of quality children's books, especially in developing countries
  • to provide support and training for those involved with children and children's literature
  • to stimulate research and scholarly works in the field of children's literature
honor list
Honor List:
  • Besides the award, IBBY publishes a biennial “Honor List”of excellent new children’s books, which are selected by the different national sections of IBBY, and recognize excellence in writing, illustration and translation of children’s books.
  • It provides insight into the diverse cultural, political and social settings in which children live and grow and it can be used by all those involved with developing educational and literacy programs and publishing initiatives to develop exemplary “international” collections.
  • http://www.ibby.org/index.php?id=1021
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jutta_Bauer
  • http://www.google.com.tw/search?hl=zhTW&biw=1003&bih=670&q=Jutta%20Bauer&gbv=2&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=iw&ei=crlXT-n3IsGimQWM6czPDw