Slovak Section of IBBY, Bratislava

Slovenská sekcia IBBY, Bratislava
Contact: Timotea Vráblová (f) President
Contact: Eva Cíferská (f) Secretary
BIBIANA - medzinárodný dom umenia pre deti, Panská 41, 815 39 Bratislava, Slovakia
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The Slovak section of IBBY is a national section of International Board on Books for Young People – IBBY.

The Slovak section of IBBY brings together those interested in artistic and cultural activities intended for children and young people, their development, and promotion. Its members are mostly writers, illustrators, teachers, librarians, and workers of other types of cultural institutions. The section’s secretariat is based at the premises of Bibiana: International Art House for Children in Bratislava. In the Bibiana Library, the section has archived the IBBY Honour List, making this a unique international collection available for study purposes.

National activities of Slovak IBBY include: (i) Days of Children’s Book – a nationwide event organised (and held each year in a different region of the country) as part of the International Children’s Book Day celebrations. The event consists of children’s books authors meeting their readers, exhibitions, and seminars; (ii) Literary and Illustration Production – a seminar to evaluate the previous year’s book and theatre production intended for children and young people; (iii) the Ľudovít Fulla Award and the Triple Rose Award (Trojruza), the two most prestigious tokens of appreciation that can be awarded to authors of stories and illustrations for children and young people in Slovakia; (iv) the Ľudmila Podjavorinska Plaque, a prize awarded for distinguished service to the promotion of the Slovak children’s literature abroad; (v) the Most Beautiful and Best Children’s Books of Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter in Slovakia – a competition to assess the most successful illustration and literary production for children and young people published in Slovakia during the previous year; and the Bibiana Revue of Arts for Children and Young People (the official publication of SkBBY) – the only magazine in Slovakia to regularly revue and evaluate the artistic and literary production for children and young people (literature, fine arts, radio, television, film, theatre production…). The revue includes articles, studies, papers, essays, book reviews, polemics and interviews with the most prominent authors in the field.