Meet the judges: ASEAN Illustration Awards – ICCRF

Judges of the ASEAN Illustration Award

ICCRF’s ASEAN Illustrastion Award is honored to have five distinguished judges to choose the best illustrations. Our judges are all highly respected experts in the children’s books industry.

GITA WOLF (INDIA)


INSUK ANES CHOI, PHD (KOREA)


KEVIN COLLEARY, Ed. D. (USA)


TRASVIN JITTIDECHARAK (THAILAND)

Trasvin Jittidecharak is a native of Chiang Mai, where her parents owned one of the oldest and nest bookstores in Chiang Mai. In 1991, Trasvin founded Silkworm Books, a general independent publisher of English- language books on Thailand and Southeast Asia. Silkworm Books has a reputation among Thai scholars and academics for editorial quality.

Between 1985-1994, Trasvin was a resource person in book design and publishing for organizations at both national and regional levels, as well as a judge for a number of national publication design competitions. She also founded a children magazine, was involved with a story-telling group, and has illustrated a number of books. Since 1989, she has been actively supporting adherence to copyrights law in Thailand. Trasvin was an advisor to the board of The Publishers and Booksellers Association of Thailand (PUBAT) from July 2009 to June 2015. She chaired the Organizing Committee of the 30th International Publisher’s Association (IPA) Congress, Bangkok in 2015. She served as Executive Committee of the International Publishers Association for two terms, 2012–2014 and 2015–2017. She is also a member of the International Publishers Association’s Freedom to Publish Committee for 2017–2019.