The Lauren Child Poetry Illustration Prize


In partnership with the House of Illustration and the Betjeman Poetry Prize, Lauren Child, Waterstones Children’s Laureate 2017-2019, announces an international illustration competition for illustrators aged 18 – 25.

  • An international illustration prize for illustrators aged 18- 25 years

  • Illustrate a poem by a Betjeman Poetry Prize finalist

  • £1000 first prize, plus prizes for commended illustrators

  • Top 12 illustrators will be commissioned to create further work to be exhibited at St Pancras International station, London, in September 2018

  • JudgesLauren Child, award-winning author and illustrator; director of the House of Illustration Colin McKenzie and Imtiaz Dharker, Queen’s Gold Medal winning poet and artist

  • Competition opens February 1st 2018 and closes 9am GMT on Tuesday May 1st 2018

  • Click here to find out how to enter

27th February 2018

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