Profiles of Winners of the 14th Concours

Bolormaa Baasansuren
Bolormaa Baasansuren
Mongolia
Grand Prize
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Born in 1982. Graduated from Institute of Fine Arts in Mongolia. Studied children's book illustration in Italy and Russia. Freelance illustrator and painter. Her book "Tales on Horseback" was recognised as "Distinguished Best Book of Mongolia" in 1999. Won 6th place in 2001 and 5th place in 2002 in the International Competition of Illustration organised by the Cultural Association "Teatrio" and UNICEF in Venice, Italy. Her work "Legend of Wives' Hair" won the Grand Prize at the international picture book competition held on the occasion of the 19th National Cultural Festival in Fukuoka, Japan.
Cen Long
Cen Long
China
Second Prize
Born in 1957. Obtained Master's Degree at Hubei Academy of Fine Arts. Member of Chinese Art Association. Professor of drawing and oil painting at Hubei Academy of Fine Arts. Started painting at age 8. Much influenced by his anthropologist father, thus became deeply interested in Chinese history and ethnic minorities' lives and customs. Received the Encouragement Prize at the 9th Noma Concours, and several prizes at national exhibitions.
Salah Eldin Ibrahim Adam
Salah Eldin Ibrahim Adam
Sudan
Second Prize
Born in 1959. Studied at College of Fine and Applied Arts in Khartoum. Staff member at Elfasher University. Held many exhibitions inside Sudan.
Rodez
Rodez
Colombia
Runner-up
Born in 1963. Studied graphic design at the University of Jorge Tadeo Lozano, and drawing and painting at the David Manzur Institute of Arts. Designed, wrote and illustrated many children's and adults' books in Colombia, Mexico, United States and Spain. Encouragement prize winner in 10th Noma Concours.
The winning work is published in Spanish from Editorial El Tiempo, Colombia, in 2004.
Ali Namvar
Ali Namvar
Iran
Runner-up
Born in 1976. BA in Industrial Design, Azad University, Tehran. His work "Long-Haired Angel" was selected for the Bologna Illustrators Exhibition and the Belgrade Biennial of Illustrations in 2003.
The winning work is published in Farsi from Shabaviz Publishing Company, Iran, in 2003.
Amin Hasanzadeh
Amin Hasanzadeh
Iran
Runner-up
Born in 1978. BA in Industrial Design, Azad University, Tehran, Iran. Illustrator.
The winning work is published in Farsi from Shabaviz Publishing Company, Iran, in 2004.
Sharareh Khosravani
Sharareh Khosravani
Iran
Runner-up
Born in 1977. MA in Illustration, Art University, Tehran, Iran. Her works were selected for the Bologna Illustrators Exhibition in 2004. "Good Man and the Bad Man" received Golden Pen at the Belgrade Biennial of Illustrations 2003.
Marjan Vafaeian
Marjan Vafaeian
Iran
Runner-up
Born in 1978. BA in Industrial Design, Azad University, Tehran, Iran. Illustrator
The winning work is published in Farsi from Shabaviz Publishing Company, Iran, in 2004.
Jainal Amambing
Jainal Amambing
Malaysia
Runner-up
Born in 1973. Graduated from Chung-ang University majoring in painting. Freelance Illustrator, member of Korean Association of Publication Art. Actively engaged in activities to study art for children. Illustrated works include gJack and the Beanstalkh and gSeoul Mouse and Country Mouse.h
The winning work is published in Korean from Doosan Publishing BG, Rep. of Korea, in 2004.
Cho Ye-jung
Cho Ye-jung
Rep. of Korea
Runner-up
Born in 1976. Animator, comic artist, illustrator and art director for publishing and animation companies. Has worked on comics and animations including Anak-Anak Sidek (Children of Sidek) series.
Jung Sung-hwa
Jung Sung-hwa
Rep. of Korea
Runner-up
Born in 1976. Graduated from Hoseo University majoring in visual design and studied illustration at Korea Illustration School. Won the second prize in the 2004 Korean Award for Hans Christian Andersen (KBBY).
The winning work is published in Korean from Yeowon Media, Rep. of Korea.
Park Chul-meen
Park Chul-meen
Rep. of Korea
Runner-up
Born in 1966. Graduated from Oriental Painting Course of Chugye University for the Arts. Freelance illustrator. Selected for Annual Illustrator Bologna 2005. Second prize in the 13th Noma Concours. Won Minister Prize of Cultural Organisation for Korea Children's Books in 1999. Awarded Special Prize in Korean Publication Art Exhibition in 1995.
Alida Bothma
Alida Bothma
South Africa
Runner-up
Born in 1953. Studied at School of Art and Design, Technikon, Cape Town. Artist and art gallery owner. Started working as illustrator and designer at advertising agency in Cape Town. Exhibited water colour paintings at international exhibition in Germany in 1979.
The winning work is published in Afrikaans from Nasou via Afrika, South Africa, in 2004.
Mangong Peter Musa
Mangong Peter Musa
Cameroon
Encouragement Prize
Born in 1967. Trained in sales/marketing and management at Transworld Tutorial College and College of Professional Management, Jersey, UK. Prior to founding and becoming director of Musa Heritage Gallery (MUS'ART) in 1996, worked as the Cameroon Correspondent for the British-published "Computers in Africa" magazine. Member of "Artists without Borders." Winner of Swiss Radio International Drawing Competition in 1999.
Paula Bossio
Paula Bossio
Colombia
Encouragement Prize
Born in 1979. Studied graphic design at University of Jorge Tadeo Lozano. Art Director in Rapp Collins Colombia (advertising agency). Freelance illustrator. Runner-up in the 13th Noma Concours.
Lazaro Enriquez Reyes
Lazaro Enriquez Reyes
Cuba
Encouragement Prize
Born in 1950. Graduated from the National School of Art, Cuba in 1970; Superior Institute of Graphical Design, Havana in 1974; and studied Journalism at the University of Havana, Cuba. Illustrator and graphic designer. Residing in Spain. Won the Second Prize in 9th Noma Concours and the Runner-up in 10th Noma Concours. Won first prize in Waterman Concours of Calligraphy in 2002.
Amir Shaabanipour
Amir Shaabanipour
Iran
Encouragement Prize
Born in 1978. BA in Industrial Design, Azad University, Tehran, Iran. Illustrator
The winning work is published in Farsi by Shabaviz Publishing Company, Iran, in 2004.
Azadeh Madani
Azadeh Madani
Iran
Encouragement Prize
Born in 1979. BA in Industrial Design, Azad University, Tehran, Iran. Illustrator.
Cyrus Agha Khani
Cyrus Agha Khani
Iran
Encouragement Prize
Born in 1965. Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design from Faculty of Art of University of Tehran in1992, and Master's Degree in Painting from University of Art in 2005. His work was selected for "Children Book Illustration" in Contemporary Art Museum in Tehran in 1993.
The winning work is published in Farsi from Farhang Gostar, Iran, 2005.
Hassan Amehkan
Hassan Amehkan
Iran
Encouragement Prize
Born in 1979. Studied at School of Fine Art. Working with local newspaper and children's magazines. Art Director of Zeytoo Publishing House. First Prize winner of Tehran Koranic Stories Competition. Won a prize in the South Korean Caricature Exhibition. Published artworks in Macedonia Caricature Exhibition and in the Catalog of Tehran Caricature.
Majid Zakery Yonesy
Majid Zakery Yonesy
Iran
Encouragement Prize
Born in 1973. BA in Graphics. Art professor at Tehran University and illustrator of educational books. First prize winner of Tehran Graphic Competition, first prize from Applied Art Festival, Tehran, won "Roshd Festival", Tehran
Narges Khademi
Narges Khademi
Iran
Encouragement Prize
Born in 1964. B.A. in Graphics from I.R.I.B. College of Radio/Television. Ten years of painting experience and held individual painting exhibition at Elaheh Gellery in 2002. Sample works can be seen at www.elahe.net.
Reza Hedayat
Reza Hedayat
Iran
Encouragement Prize
Born in 1966. Master's Degree in Painting from University of Art in 2000. Professor of art at universities.
The winning work is published in Farsi from Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children & Young Adults, Iran, in 2004.
Sepideh Motevaselolhagh
Sepideh Motevaselolhagh
Iran
Encouragement Prize
Born in 1983. BA in Graphic Design from the Art University of Iran. Illustrator.
Ganbaatar Ichinnorov
Ganbaatar Ichinnorov
Mongolia
Encouragement Prize
Born in 1980. Graduated from Institute of Fine Arts in Mongolia in 2004. Freelance illustrator and painter. Illustrated for textbook "Health for the Young Generation" 1, 2. Illustrated books and handbooks for UNICEF and UNFPA.
May Ann L. Licudine
May Ann L. Licudine
Philippines
Encouragement Prize
Born in 1981. Certificate in Fine Arts- Visual Communications and Painting, University of the Philippines Baguio. Freelance artist and illustrator. Won Grand Prize at Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY), 2005.
Choi Eun-mi
Choi Eun-mi
Rep. of Korea
Encouragement Prize
Born in 1968. Graduated from Ceramics and Fiber Arts course at Seoul Women's University. Freelance illustrator. Won Korean Children's Book Award in 2004, Selected for White Ravens, Munich International Youth Library, in 2004.
The winning work is published in Korea by Chobang in Rep. of Korea in 2003.
Lee Jin-woo
Lee Jin-woo
Rep. of Korea
Encouragement Prize
Born in 1979. In Hong-ik University, College of Fine Art & Design, Major in Oriental Painting. Exhibited at Oriental Painting Works in Hyundae Gallery and Artreon in Shin-Chon.
O Seung-min
O Seung-min
Rep. of Korea
Encouragement Prize
Born in 1974. Graduated from Sejong University, Oriental Painting Major. Studied illustration. Freelance illustrator. Won the Korean award for Hans Christian Andersen (KBBY), 2004.
The winning work is published in Korean by Nurimbo, in Rep. of Korea in 2004.
Oh Jung-taek
Oh Jung-taek
Rep. of Korea
Encouragement Prize
Born in 1972. Graduated BFA in Fiber Art, Hong-ik University in 1998 and studied MFA, Hong-ik University in 2001. Illustrator. Has published many works in South Korea.
The winning work is published in Korea by Kyowon, Rep. of Korea in 2004.
Osman Eltayeb M. Elsabih
Osman Eltayeb M. Elsabih
Sudan
Encouragement Prize
Born in 1971. Graduated from Sudan University, College of Fine Art, Graphic Design. Illustrator and graphic designer.
Kosol Tongdoung
Kosol Tongdoung
Thailand
Encouragement Prize
Born in1983. Graduated from Silpakorn University.
The winning work is published in Thai by Foundation for Children Publishing House in Thailand.
Raouf Karray
Raouf Karray
Tunisia
Encouragement Prize
Born in 1951. Technological Institute of Art, Architecture and Town Planning in Tunis, Graphic Art Diploma. Professor of Graphic Arts at Art & Craft Institute, Sfax, Tunisia. Has held single and group exhibitions in Tunisia and many other countries including France, Italy, Australia, Morocco, Finland, U.S.A.