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5 Sep 2018

Belarus wins Grand Prix of Art of Book contest

Photos courtesy of the press service of the Belarusian Embassy in Russia - BelTA

MOSCOW, 5 September (BelTA) – Belarusian books have won the Grand Prix and nine first prizes in 11 nominations at the Art of Book contest of the Commonwealth of Independent States, BelTA learned from the press service of the CIS Interstate Humanitarian Cooperation Fund.

This year the jury of the contest decided to award the Grand Prix to three contestants: the publishing house Pyatrus Brovka Belarusian Encyclopedia for the Yanka Kupala book Who is Marching There, to the Russian publishing house Dekom for the illustration book Maxim Gory and Nizhny Novgorod: Around Museums and the publishing house Tajik National Encyclopedia for the Encyclopedia of Tajik Culture.

The book Belarusian Trace in Moscow’s Culture and Architecture published in Belarus won the Commonwealth nomination. The best in the My Country nomination was Belarusian Costume illustration book. One of the first-degree diplomas in the Best Book for Children and Youth nomination was awarded to the Belarusian book Legacy Preventing from Turning into Mankurt.

Chingiz Aitmatov’s book The Day Lasts More than a Hundred Years translated into the Belarusian language won the first prize in the Dialogue of Cultures nomination. The collection University Science of Belarus was recognized one of the best scientific editions. The first prize in the ART Book nomination went to the Belarusian illustration book Ordinary Things. The book Banking in Belarus was named best in the Made in the Commonwealth nomination. The Belarusian anthology of the Chinese poetry of the 20th century Petals of Lotus and Golden Daisy won the prize for the best illustrations.

This year the jury introduced a nomination dedicated to the Victory in the Great Patriotic War. The 75th anniversary of the victory will be celebrated in 2020. The first to win this prize was the Belarusian documentary Partisan Handwritten Journals of Minsk Oblast.

The awards ceremony will take place during the Moscow International Book Fair on 7 September. All in all, over 100 editions from Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan took part in the contest.

The Art of Book contest is the main book event for CIS publishing and printing houses. It was held for the 15th time this year. The contest was instituted in 2004 and is supported by the CIS Interstate Humanitarian Cooperation Fund. The contest is designed to reward the best publishing projects, facilitate cooperation in the field of literate and publishing industry, promote the best works of literature and strengthen cultural ties between the nations.

Photos courtesy of the press service of the Belarusian Embassy in Russia - BelTA

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