The results of the competition for the 2011 Greek State Awards for Children’s Literature were announced on Friday by the Letters’ Direction of the General Direction of Modern Culture of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
The awards concerned books published in 2010 and the State Awards Committee chose its finalists after repeated sessions, and from a select list of competitors.
The Awards were the following:
1. Children’s Literature Book Award was presented to Christos Boulotis for his work “The precious garbage of Mr. No” (Greek Letters edition)
2. Young Adult Literature Book Award was presented to Maria Papayianni for her work “The lonely tree” (Patakis editions)
3. Illustrated Children’s Book Award was presented to illustrator Myrto Delivoria and writer Antonis Papatheodoulou for their work “The town that drove war away” (Patakis editions)
4. Knowledge Book for Children Award was presented to Alkistis Chalikia for her work “In the zoo” (Kaleidoscope editions)