girl standing and reading a book
Girl reading a book

The Ukrainian Young Book Design Awards is more than just a competition for designers. This competition gives young designers the chance to share their talent with the world – and we are certain that the Ukrainian Young Book Design Awards will help spur on the community of book designers. Read more

24th January

open for submissions 

10th May



4th August





awards ceremony 


Serhii Maidukov 


Ukrainian illustrator who works with The New Yorker, The Guardian, The New York Times, Google, Adobe, the British Royal Dance Academy, and The Washington Post.

Olga Protasova


An illustrator and graphic designer, activist of illustrator community.

Dmytro Barbanel 


Artistic director and partner of Maisternia project team, which brings together dozens of specialists from various countries. Ex- art director of magazines such as Esquire, Interni, Hermitage, The Art Newspaper Russia, as well as art director of forty five other publications projects in Russia and Asia. 

Varvara Perekrest


An illustrator and qualified illustration teacher, curator at Projector, worked for the British Council, Intel, Docudays UA, Depot Ireland, Ukrainian Fashion Week.

Anton Borzov


First designer at WhatsApp. Built and supported WhatsApp product design team for 10 years. Has more than 20 years of product design practice. Created and led an interactive design studio «Tokyo» in Ukraine for 7 years. First designer at Neeva, a stealth startup about personal search.

Olga Zhuk


The first curator of the Book Arsenal festival (2010 - 2015), headed the cultural diplomacy department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, creative director of the Dovzhenko Center.

Our Partners




Design is another way to tell a story, by giving new meaning to a text and changing how words are perceived. 


We value freedom and diversity in creative production! We are placing no restrictions on the themes and methods that designers may choose to use.

The competition was set up in 2019 by:

Osnovy Publishing
An independent Ukrainian publishing house that has been producing books since 1992.

Anna Kopylova

Publisher, director

L/Y design studio (ex. Hooga)

Our partner

2019' winners


Contact Us

If you have any questions for the organisers, please fill out the form below. 

Thanks for submitting!

We will read any forms sent to us within three working days. We reserve the right not to answer any forms, where the answer to your inquiries may be found in the Official Rules of the competition or on our website.

If your inquiry is concerned with partnerships or PR, please write instead to: olgagurtovenko@osnovypublishing.com