V&A Illustration Awards 2016 Shortlist

The V&A Illustration Awards judges have selected 5 works in the Student category and 3 works in each of the published categories.

Book Illustration

Coralie Bickford-Smith for The Fox and the Star (Particular Books)

Jason Brooks for London Sketchbook (Laurence King)

Tim Laing for The Radetzky March (Folio Society)

Book Cover Illustration

David McConochie for The Folio Book of Ghost Stories (Folio Society)

Marina Esmeraldo for Game of Chance (Arbuthnot Books)

Simon Pemberton for Shackleton’s Journey (Folio Society)

Editorial Illustration

Bill Bragg for ‘But today I am afraid’, published in The Guardian

Claudia Biele for ‘Small creatures such as we are’, published in 10 magazine

Tom Clohosy-Cole for ‘Go set a watchman’, published in The Guardian

Student Awards

Han Bit (Kingston University) for London vs Jeju

Jessamy Hawke (Kingston University) for The Clearing

Joan Alturo (Arts University Bournemouth) for Morts et Vita

Kate Milner (Anglia Ruskin University: Cambridge School of Art) for My name is not ‘refugee’

Katyuli Lloyd (Anglia Ruskin University: Cambridge School of Art) for Illustrations for the novel ‘Flush’ by Virginia Woolf

2016 Judges Student Category: Rafaela Romaya, Art Director at Canongate Books; Ruth Prickett, Editor at Illustration Magazine.

Published Categories: Annabel Judd, V&A Head of Design; Dame Jacqueline Wilson, Author, former Children’s Laureate, National Treasure; Patrick Burgoyne, Editor at Creative Review.

The prize The winner in each category receives £3,000 and a trophy. The judges will also select an Overall Winner to receive an additional £5,000 and the ‘Moira Gemmill Illustrator of the Year’ prize. The prize is named in memory of the late Moira Gemmill, the V&A’s former Director of Design, to reflect her significant contribution to, and tireless support of, the awards.

The awards The winners will be announced at a ceremony at the V&A on 23 May 2016 and the winning works will be on display at the V&A from 24 May until 21 August 2016.


28th April 2016
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