2019 Winner

The 2019 winner of the X International Award for Illustration Bologna Children's Book Fair - Fundación SM is:

Sarah Mazzetti, Italia

 mazzetti portrait



The Jury decided to give the International Award for Illustration Bologna Children’s Book Fair – Fundación SM to an illustrator whose work builds bridges between narrative storytelling, graphic art and graphic novel.

The artist’s work combines all possible expressions of visual storytelling in an authentic, organic, strong and daring style, translating the artistic iconography of the 60’s into contemporary illustration. It is a showcase of intelligent thinking in line and form by combining negative and positive shapes in ingenious compositions.

The members of the Jury were instantly charmed by the impact and potential of this artwork which is at the same time bold and sensitive.

For these reasons the Jury decided to award the prize to Sarah Mazzetti (Italy).