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V&A Illustration Awards 2014

V&A Illustration Awards 2014

George Butler, Overall Winner 2013, illustration for ‘Syria: the point of no return’ by Martin Chulov, published in Guardian G2, 30 August 2012

Supported by the Enid Linder Foundation

Submissions to the V&A Illustration Awards 2014 have now closed

Winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on 2 June 2014


The V&A Illustration Awards celebrate the best illustration published over the last year. Original artwork from the best illustrated book, book cover, editorial illustration and student illustrator of the year are recognised.

Entry to the V&A Illustration Awards is free and takes place online. All winning entries can be viewed here on the V&A website, and the annual submissions increasingly constitute an online archive of contemporary illustration styles. The winning books are added to the holdings of the National Art Library and may be read in the Library’s Reading Rooms in the V&A.

There are three published categories: Book Cover, Book Illustration and Editorial Illustration (newspapers and magazines). 
The winner in each category receives £2,000 and a trophy and the judges select an overall winner of the V&A Illustration Awards who will receive an additional £2,000.

There is one student category. 
The Student Illustrator of the Year receives £2,000 and a trophy. The Student runner up receives £1,000.

View the 2013 Awards winners here