The 2021 Golden Pinwheel 50 Finalists selection was released on 2 September 2021. Their works will be exhibited in the Golden Pinwheel Exhibition held at the China Shanghai International Children's Book Fair from 19 to 21 November and will be featured in the 2021 Golden Pinwheel Yearbook.
On 10 November, the Golden Pinwheel online gallery featuring all the finalists' artworks will be released on this page. From that day, every online gallery visitor will be able to vote in the People's Choice Award. The winner of the People's Choice Award will be announced on 22 November.
On 18 November, the Jury will determine the winners of the Golden Pinwheel special awards among the 50 finalists: one Grand Award (China), one Grand Award (International) and three Special Mentions. The chosen candidates will be announced at CCBF on 20 November.
In parallel, the 50 finalists’ works will come under the scrutiny of another panel of illustration specialists to choose the winner of the recently created Golden Pinwheel Young Illustrators Competition Astra Award. A partnership between CCBF and the sponsors of Astra International Picture Book Writing Contest, this new distinction will offer the winner a cash prize and a publishing contract.
The 50 finalists come from 21 countries and territories. 2021 Finalists Selection (in alphabetical order):
|Name||Country and territory|
|Anna Aparicio Català||Spain|
|Luisa F. Arellano||Mexico|
|Emily Brooks||United Kingdom|
|Cho Pei-Hsin||Taiwan, China|
|Inae Pereira Gouveia Coelho||Brazil|
|Anna & Varvara Kendel||Russia|
|Katia Klein Carulla||Spain|
|Lin Shih-Yu||Taiwan, China|
|Leandro Mangado Acosta||Uruguay|
|Kailee Ngan||Hong Kong, China|
|Juan Palomino, Amanda Mijangos & Armando Fonseca||Mexico|
|Jaromir Plachy||Czech Republic|