Time for Celebrations: Indian artist wins 15th NOMA CONCOURS (2006)

Time for Celebrations: Indian artist wins 15th NOMA CONCOURS (2006)

Pradyumna Kumar is the first Indian artist ever to win the Grand Prize at the prestigious 15th NOMA Concours for Picture Book Illustrations. His entry " How the Firefly Got Its Light " a series inspired by Mithila paintings was selected as the best amongst 522 entries from 48 countries, no mean achievement for an artist who entered a competition for the first time. The NOMA Concours is organized biennially by Asia/Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO (ACCU) supported by Noma International Book Development Fund. The purpose of the Concours is 'to discover up-and-coming illustrators, graphic designers and artists in Asia (except Japan), the Pacific, Africa, Arab States, and Latin America & the Caribbean, to provide an opportunity at which they can present their works to offer incentives for their creative activities'.

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