V&A Illustration Awards 2017 … who’s next?

Word and Image
October 27, 2016

Last week, in prepping for the opening of the 2017 V&A Illustration Awards, we found ourselves browsing through previous winners of the competition. The breath and scope of illustration styles is still astounding and every year, as the entries start rolling in, we often find ourselves wondering …which one of these artists will be next to join the ranks of some of the most talented illustrators and graphic designers in the country?

Here’s a gallery of our favourite previous winners from the last 10 years.

Mammals Tim Moore Xiao 2006Brett Ryder 2007Swava Harasymowicz 2008-2009Matthew Richardon 2010Laura Carlin 2011Nick Lowndes 2012Balbusso 2013Yasmeen Ismail 2014spJason Brooks 20162017

Jason Brooks‘s London Sketchbook (2016 Book Illustration winner) is a delight to behold. But our favourite, over the last 10 years, is still Matthew Richardson‘s surreal take on ‘Phantom Space Storms’ published in the New Scientist. It won the 2010 Editorial Award and we think it’ll take some beating…


Enter the 2017 V&A Illustration Awards here before the 10th of December 2017. The winner in each category receives £3,000 and a trophy. The judges will also select an overall winner to receive the 2017 Moira Gemmill Illustrator of the year prize and an additional £5,000. Winners may also be commissioned to produce publicity artwork for the Museum.





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