Competition/Prize Exhibitions

25 Best Designed Estonian Books 

The aim of the 25 Best Designed Estonian Books competition is to highlight the best books in terms of artistic design and printing quality as a valuable expression of intellectual culture. The tradition of the competition, which began in 1956, but was discontinued after a while, was revived in 1998 by the Estonian Graphic Designers’ Association in collaboration with the Estonian Publishers’ Association and the National Library of Estonia. For additional information, please contact us at konkurss@nlib.ee



Competition exhibition website.



5 Best Designed Estonian Children's Books

The aim of the competition is to highlight the value of illustrated children’s books as an expression of intellectual culture and recognise publishers who have found the right artist for their books. The competition is organised by the Estonian Graphic Designers’ Association, the Association of Estonian Printmakers, the Estonian Publishers’ Association, the Estonian Children’s Literature Centre, and the National Library of Estonia. The competition is held concurrently with the 25 Best-Designed Estonian Books competition. For additional information, please contact us at konkurss@nlib.ee



Competition exhibition website



Wiiralt Prize 

The Wiiralt Prize and the Estonian Contemporary Graphic Art Exhibition have become a core tradition in the Estonian art world, aiming to support, inspire, and bring together creative authors of different generations. The extensive coverage of professional graphic art it provides has attracted the attention of both artists and art enthusiasts. The Wiiralt Prize is awarded every three years. The competition exhibition is organised by the National Library of Estonia, the Tallinn Department of Culture, the Estonian Artists’ Association, and the Association of Estonian Printmakers. For additional information, please contact us at konkurss@nlib.ee



Competition exhibition website.



Tallinn Illustration Triennial 

The aim of the Tallinn Illustration Triennial is to showcase the best illustrators in the Baltic Sea region, highlight high-quality artwork, offer an alternative to mass culture, and display the works of the artists outside of printed texts. The competition is judged by an international jury who is tasked with selecting the winner of the grand prize and ten equal diploma recipients, as well as handing out additional diplomas. Participants include book illustrators from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Germany, Russia, Poland, Finland, Sweden, Norway, and Denmark. From 2017, the triennial also includes book illustrators from outside of the Baltic Sea region, selected by the curator. The initiators and organisers of the triennial are the Estonian Graphic Designers’ Association, the National Library of Estonia, the Estonian Children’s Literature Centre, and IBBY Estonia. For additional information, please contact us at konkurss@nlib.ee.