"The Magic Flute Fairy Tale" awarded with another prize

The XVI National Children's Book Festival was held in Sliven (7–9 May 2014). Artist Penko Gelev was given the award "Konstantin Konstantinov" for 2014 in the category "Illustrator". 

"The Magic Flute Fairy Tale"  is a Bulgarian original multimedia project, inspired and dedicated to the Magic Flute opera by Mozart – the opera that attracts the most numerous audiences to this day. The team of Cultural Perspectives Foundation and Enthusiast Publishing House dedicated their efforts and time in the past two years to bring The Tale of the Magic Flute project to life. The project marked the beginning of a collaboration to achieve some common goals: to change the cultural landscape in Bulgaria, to have children meet the world of music and books in a way adequate and suitable for the modern times, as well as creating taste and interest to reading and listening to the inheritance of the world’s best literary and music works. 

The Tale of the Magic Flute is a high-quality edition of the story of Tamino, Papageno, the Queen of Night adapted by Julia Spiridonova and wonderfully illustrated by Panko Gelev. 

The Tale of the Magic Flute was not yet published, when Penko Gelev won the award of the esteemed international jury at the annual COW INTERNATIONAL DESIGN FESTIVAL 2013 for his illustrations to the book.

About Penko Gelev:

Penko Gelev was born in 1968 in the town of Assenovgrad, Bulgaria. He graduated Art School in 1987. In the past Penko worked as a moths teacher, was a soldier, published a comics magazine, made special effects for the cinema, wrote film scripts, produced three feature films as well as a TV series. Currently he works as a graphic designer and art director of a magazine about pregnancy and motherhood. He produces animated films and is their designer-in-chief and character designer. He has illustrated 22 books for the Graffex series of The Salariya Book House.  
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