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Book Illustration

V&A Illustration Awards 2018: Published Category - Book Illustration

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.

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

The Prize

The winner of the Book Illustration Award will receive £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 and may also be commissioned to produce publicity artwork for the Museum.

Explore all 2018 Book Illustration entries below

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.

Image: 2017 Book Illustration Award, Jarvis, Alan’s Big Scary Teeth by Jarvis. Published by Walker Books, London 2016