Juris Petraškevičs (1953) is a visual artist with a sense of creative freedom and artistic lightness. He is one of the most authoritative figures in Latvian book design – a professor of the Graphic Art Department of Art Academy of Latvia who has contributed to the formation of a whole new generation of book illustrators.
2008, IBBY Honour List for Māsa un brālis [Sister and brother], 2006, by Inese Zandere
2007, The International Jānis Baltvilks Prize in Children’s Literature and Book Art for Māsa un brālis [Sister and brother], 2006, by Inese Zandere
2006, The Golden Apple-tree National Book Art Contest prize for Māsa un brālis [Sister and brother], 2006, by Inese Zandere
2003, The White Ravens for Neparastie rīdzinieki [Unusual inhabitants of Riga], 2001, by Ilze Skrastiņa
2001, Book Design Competition “The Most Beautiful Book” prize for Koka Rīga [Wooden Riga], 2001, by Pēteris Blūms a. o.
2001, Illustrator of the Year