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V&A Illustration Awards 2018

V&A Illustration Awards 2018

2017 Editorial Illustration Award and Moira Gemmill Illustrator of the Year, A. Richard Allen - Trump Wave, illustration for ‘New Opportunities, new dangers: the age of Trump’ by Laura Suter, Olivia Rudgard & James Connington. Published in The Sunday Telegraph Money, 13 November 2016, page 1 by The Telegraph Media Group

Entry to the V&A Illustration Awards 2018 has now closed

We have received a tremendous response to this year’s awards, thanks to all the Illustrators who have entered.

The shortlist will be announced in April 2018. This includes the best three published entries and the top five student entries, as decided by our judges.

Winners will be revealed at the Awards Ceremony and Private View on Tuesday 15 May 2018. The winning works will be shown at the V&A in a public display, Wednesday 16 May – Sunday 24 June 2018.

There are three categories for published illustration - Book Cover, Book Illustration and Editorial Illustration (newspapers and magazines) - as well as the Student Illustrator of the Year Prize, for unpublished work.

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.

Winners must be prepared to lend some or all of their original artwork for the display.

Explore all entries to this year’s Illustration Awards below

Contact: villa@vam.ac.uk

Supported by the Enid Linder Foundation, with further financial support from Edwin Davies CBE, the Sackler Trust, the Ruddock Foundation for the Arts and the Headley Trust.

Find out more on the V&A Illustration Awards blog and explore our Illustration collections.