The picture book is an art form that can speak to all ages. The newly established award Snöbollen (the Snowball) for the best Swedish picture book of the year, is the only award in Sweden that recognises the picture book as an artistic medium.
The winner will be announced and the award will be presented at the Umeå international literature festival - Littfest - between 14-16 March 2013 The book will then be showcased in an exhibition at Bildmuseet. During the same period, we will also have a picture book theme in our picture workshop for all ages.
This year, Snöbollen will be awarded to the best picture book published in 2012. The initiative for the best Swedish picture book of the year-award comes from the assiciation Krumelur, in collaboration with Umeå 2014, the Astrid Lindgren Foundation Solkatten, Kulturföreningen Pilgatan, the County Libraries of Västerbotten and Västernorrland, Littfest and Bildmuseet.