IBBY Honour List 2014 + Giveaway

IBBY 2014 Honour List

Last Monday (September 15), I woke up to the news that “Dana’s Trip” made the IBBY Honour List 2014 for Illustration. The diplomas were handed by the President during the IBBY International Congress held this year in Mexico City – September 10-13.

From IBBY’s Site: “The IBBY Honour List is a biennial selection of outstanding, recently published books, honoring writers, illustrators and translators from IBBY member countries. For the 2014 Honour List, 52 countries have sent 150 nominations in 39 different languages. Selected for the 2014 list are 57 entries in the category of Writing; 50 in the category Illustration; and 43 in the category Translation.”

You can see a timeline of how it all happens here, and a video with all the winners here. Go to 11:07 for “Dana’s Trip”! :)

“Dana’s Trip” (Rihlat Dana) was written by Salha Ghabish, and published by Kalimat in 2012. I got a chance to work on the illustrations. It is not available in the US for purchase but I have a few copies sent from the publisher last year.


And, since I want to celebrate “Dana’s Trip” IBBY Honour List 2014, and 2,500 likes on my Facebook Page, I am giving away a signed copy of the book.

Dana's Trip Giveaway
Dana's Trip Giveaway
Dana's Trip Giveaway
Dana's Trip Giveaway

“Dana’s Trip” Giveaway
I’m giving away one (1) signed, hardcover copy of “Dana’s Trip” (Rihlat Dana) (Kalimat 2012) to one (1) winner. The winner will have a chance to pick a special dedication, if requested.

How do you enter? It’s super easy. Do one or all of the options listed -each one counts as an entry. Don’t forget the mention. Please, post 1 comment listing your entries:

  • Leave a comment below
  • Share the image below on Facebook with a mention to my page – FB Page
  • Comment on this post on my Facebook Page
  • Tweet about this Giveaway – @juanamartinez
  • Share the image below to Instagram – @juanamartinezn
  • Pin this post to Pinterest – @juanamartinez
  • The winner will be randomly chosen and announced here, and on my FB Page Friday, October 3, 2014 at 6pm.

    Good luck!

    * Shipping Note – I will be covering the shipping charges when mailed within the continental US. If the winner resides outside of the country or the continental US, I will contact the winner with shipping charges and estimated date of delivery. Thanks for understanding!


    The Winner of the Giveaway is: GUIOMAR GONZALEZ FERNANDEZ

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    • I love your illustrations…they are awesome!!! :)

      September 26, 2014
    • Congrats! Have been following you for awhile, and find your work both charming and inspirational! Hopefully this post goes through to you!

      Michele from Creations By Mit

      September 26, 2014
    • Enhorabuena por un libro tan bonito!

      September 26, 2014
    • Congrats! I would love to have one of your books in my collection! :)

      September 26, 2014
    • Wow, Juana — this is such a fantastic honour! Congratulations to you!! ***throwing confetti into the air***

      September 26, 2014
    • Gorgeous…absolutely gorgeous (even without being able to read the words)!! Well-deserved congratulations. :-)

      September 26, 2014
    • Mary Braudrick

      Lovely imaginative illustrations…just charming. You’re an inspiration to me.

      September 26, 2014
    • 3 Points:
      I left a comment on Facebook
      I left a comment on here (hope that is obvious)
      and I shared the image below with a mention to your Facebook page.

      As I mentioned on facebook, I think it would be SUPER exciting if you gave some of your sketches away (because they are SUPER inspirational) but that might be asking too much.

      September 26, 2014
    • Lorrie Blake

      Awesome pictures!! Congratulations!!

      September 27, 2014
    • Laura Eng

      Congratulations Juana. The pictures are beautiful.

      September 28, 2014
    • Juana,
      It has always been an honor and a privilege to watch your artistic career grow and materialize. I was a fan from the start and a cheerleader throughout. Now I shout about each of your accomplishments and roar about what you have to show the world. You go, woman. Your fan, always. M

      October 2, 2014

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