The Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY) declared Nina Patricia C. Martinez as the 2019 PBBY Wordless Book Prize. Martinez, a freelance graphic artist and illustrator, bagged the grand prize with her entry, Ang Mga Sikreto ng Langit at Dagat.
Martinez has a degree in Visual Communication from the University of the Philippines Diliman. She has illustrated and designed for NGOs and businesses, as well as for magazines and books.
Martinez shall receive a medal and a cash prize worth Twenty Thousand Pesos at the National Children’s Book Day ceremonies at the Cultural Center of the Philippines on July 16, 2019.