The Biennial of Illustrations is the most important competition and exhibition of original illustrations of childrens and youths literature and is one of the greatest of this kind in the world.
The Biennial of Illustrations is organised by the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic and the main organiser is Bibiana, the international house of art for children.
It has been organised every odd year since 1967 in autumn (September, October) and it presents the mosaic of the best illustrations of children's books from all over the world.
The international jury of BIB awards the prestigious Grand Prix BIB, the Gold Apples BIB, the Plaques and Honourable mentions to the editor.
The most beautiful illustrations are printed on stamps of the Slovak Republic.
Source: Vydavateľstvo DAJAMA