V&A Illustration Awards 2022

Gerard DuBois, winner of the Moira Gemmill Illustrator of the Year Prize and Book Illustration Winner 2022

Congratulations to Gérard DuBois, who at this year’s V&A Illustration Awards was awarded the Moira Gemmill Illustrator of the Year Prize and Book Illustration Winner 2022. DuBois’s winning illustrations were commissioned by The Folio Society for a new edition of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road.

The awards are in their 50th year, and cover four categories: Book Illustration, Book Covers, Illustrated Journalism and Student Illustration. The 2022 winners were selected by a judging panel of illustrators Dapo Adeola, Ann Kiernan, Axel Scheffler and Posy Simmonds, chaired by V&A Director Tristram Hunt.

You can see the illustrations from winners, runners up and highly commended entries on display at the V&A, alongside previous winners, until 9th October.

We’d like to extend a special congratulations to AOI members Kate Rolfe and Jessica Ciccolone, winner and highly commended respectively in the Student Illustration category!

The winners, runners up, and highly commended this year are as follows:

Winner of the Book Illustration category: Gérard DuBois, The Road by Cormac McCarthy.
Published by Folio Society, 2021

Runner-up of the Book Illustration category: Luisa Jung, Brain Fables: The Hidden History of
Neurodegenerative Diseases and a Blueprint to Conquer Them by Alberto Espay and Benjamin
Stecher. Published by Cambridge University Press, 2020

Winner of the Book Cover Award category: Kerry Hyndman, The Rich House by Stella Gibbons.
Published by Penguin, 2021

Runner-up of Book Cover category: Lela Harris, The Color Purple by Alice Walker. Published by
Folio Society, 2021

Winner of Illustrated Journalism category: James Albon, ‘TikTok’ by La ZEP, in Libération, 2021

Runner-up of Illustrated Journalism category: Alexis Tsegba, ‘The price of having black hair in a
white world’ by Tamara Gilkes Borr, in The Economist’s 1843 Magazine, 2021

Winner of Student Illustration category: Kate Rolfe, Navigating Dyslexia. Anglia Ruskin
University (Cambridge School of Art)

Runner-up of the Student Illustration category: Chenyue Yuan, Pearl’s Daughters. Royal
College of Art

Highly commended in the Student Illustration category: Jessica Ciccolone, Five Puffins in
Antarctica. Anglia Ruskin University (Cambridge School of Art)

Highly commended in the Student Illustration category: Klara Bianka Gryglicka, My Summer |
Visual Diary. Anglia Ruskin University (Cambridge School of Art)

Highly commended in the Student Illustration category: Yehyeon Yu, My Answer Sheet.
Kingston University

AOI members: Kate Rolfe (left) Student Illustration Winner, and Jessica Ciccolone (right) Student Illustration Highly Commended.

22nd July 2022
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