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2019 edition winner

The Ukrainian illustrator Olga Shtonda is the winner of the ARS IN FABULA Grant awarded each year to a young illustrator under the age of 30, selected for the Illustrators Exhibition of the Bologna Children's Book Fair, but as yet unpublished.

Olga Shtonda was born in Kharkiv. She graduated in Graphics at the Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Arts. During her studies she realized that illustration is her real passion. She likes to combine classical graphic techniques, collage and printmaking. In 2017 she was among nominees in stArt Award international competition for up-and-coming illustrators.

The winner chosen by a jury made up of the course lecturers who meet during the Book Fair, is given a free place on the ARS IN FABULA - Master Degree Course in Illustration for Publishing, during which the selected artist will work on a book project assigned by one of the course publishing partners.


The initiative, promoted by ARS IN FABULA, a higher education institute directly involved in the field of high education and promotion of children's books in collaboration with Bologna Children's Book Fair, aims to sustain and train new talent through a postgraduate illustration course. 


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Olga Shtonga's works