Graphic books are the combination between texts and illustrations. Not only do illustrations manifest space and imagery of texts, but also they show more richness and vigour. Artists can use their different styles to make a unique interpretation towards stories to extend more to inspire readers' creativity and imagination. National Taiwan Arts Education Center hopes to inspire and cultivate young people's sense of beauty and creativity through a selection activity. Year 2007's selection activity of "The Awards of Creative Graphic Book for Nationwide Students" was more extensively organized after a same activity taking place last year won much praise and attention. This activity focused on students from elementary schools, junior high schools, senior high schools, colleges and universities. In viewing that development of mentality and techniques is dramatically different in different ages during elementary school students' six year learning process, the three groups such as low, middle and high grades were divided after different experts' views were gathered and some adjustments proceeded. Such an arrangement was made to avoid unfairness because of different levels. All the artworks were collected and arranged. There were 1,609 pieces of work made by 1,988 students from 491 schools joining the competition. After intensive tasks of initial and second selections, winners in different items of awards were, in the end, chosen.
The contents of creation of graphic books are suitable for children aged 3 to 12. In this activity, students' rich creation and the subjects and mature paintings skills are amazing. Although their children literature's literal creation was not so brilliant, every artist's uniqueness makes every story full of surprises, innovation and child-like enjoyment. To encourage children's graphic book creation and improve quality of Taiwan's excellent picture books, the National Taiwan Arts Education Center would like to publish works winning prizes and awards and exhibit illustration of children's books. Every creator's devotion of passion, patience and persistence for this activity should be positively recognized and praised!