The picture book is an art form that speaks to all ages. The Snöbollen (Snowball) award for the best Swedish picture book of the year recognises the picture book as an artistic medium.
The winner is announced in March each year at Littfest, Umeå's international literature festival. In conjunction with Littfest, the book is beeing showcased in an exhibition at Bildmuseet. During the same period, we will work with the picture book as a theme in our creative workshop, which is open to all ages.
This year, Snöbollen will be awarded to the best picture book published in 2014. The award is an initiative by the association Krumelur, in collaboration with the Association of Swedish Illustrators and Graphic Designers, Kulturföreningen Pilgatan, the county libraries of Västerbotten and Västernorrland, Littfest and Bildmuseet.