Romulus-Candea-Prize

Every two years, designaustria, in collaboration with an Austrian publishing house, the Institute of Literature for Young People, and the Federal Ministry for Culture as its partners, organises the Romulus Candea Prize—an illustration award for a fully illustrated, unpublished children’s book. The prize is worth 2,500 euros, and in addition the book is awarded a publishing contract. Selected projects will also be assessed by a jury of children.

Eligible for participation are illustrators who have lived in Austria for at least five years. Assessment criteria for the book project include its innovative potential, artistic ambition, autonomy, and uniqueness. Realisability and feasible production will also play a role.

The competition is named after designaustria honorary member Romulus Candea (1922–2015), the inventor of the famous ‘Stanisläuse’ and illustrator of more than forty books for children and young people.

Romulus Candea award winners (2003–2019)

Romulus Candea Preis 2021
Submission deadline: 9. Mai 2021

Entrance fee
per submission (exkl. 20% USt.)
regulär: 35 Euro
ermäßigt: 20 Euro
(designaustria-members, students)

Submission address
designaustria im designforum Wien 
MQ, Museumsplatz 1 
1070 Vienna
Code: »Romulus-Candea-Preis«

→ Romulus Candea Prize 2021

2019
»Z wie bunt« von Lisa Maria Wagner
2017
»Letzte Nacht« von Franz Suess
2015
»Anders, und nicht so!« von Richard Klippfeld & Judith Hurra
2013
»Der Brillenbaum« von Karoline Neubauer
2011
»Siebensemmelhunger« von Sigrid Eyb-Green
2009
»Die Phantasie-Frisur« von Michael Roher
2007
»Ein Waldwicht fliegt in den Oman« von Dorothee Schwab
2005
»Krokodil« von Alice Wellinger
2005
»Rosalinda. Das kleine Regenwurmmädchen« von Christina Gschwantner
2003
»Wir sind keine Mäuse« von Thomas Hamann