We were thrilled to have received a tremendous response this year with over a thousand entries. Our judges have made their selections for the shortlist and they are, in alphabetical order:
2018 Student Illustrator of the Year Prize
Alva Skog. BA Graphic Design (Illustration): UAL Central Saint Martins.
The Explorer, The Thinker and The Leader.
Emily Hill. Postgraduate programme: Royal Drawing School.
The Diamond Primary School Days
Fay Troote. BA Illustration: Arts University Bournemouth.
The Diving Pool
Joseph Namara Hollis. MA Children’s Book Illustration: Anglia Ruskin University.
The Big City
Sinae Park. BA Illustration: Norwich University of the Arts.
Book Illustration Award:
Benji Davies for The Grotlyn (London: Harper Collins Children’s Books, 2017)
Jason Brooks for New York Sketchbook (London: Laurence King, 2017).
John Vernon Lord for Ulysses (London: The Folio Society, 2017)
Book Cover Design Award:
Suzanne Dean for Bluets (Penguin Random House, 2017)
Will Webb for Anquetil, Alone (Pursuit Books, 2017)
Editorial Illustration Award:
Calum Heath for ‘Cyber Bullying’, published in Vice
Cat O’Neil for ‘RSA Benefits’, published in Libération
Martin O’Neill for ‘Virtual Vatican’, published in Garage Magazine
- A. Richard Allen (Artist and Illustrator, V&A Illustration Awards 2017 Winner)
- Martin Colyer (Writer, Art Director and Musician)
- Tristram Hunt (Director of the V&A Museum)
- Sally Hales (Editor of Artists & Illustrators Magazine)
- Frank Skinner (Writer, Comedian, TV and Radio Presenter)
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.
The winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Victoria and Albert Museum on 15 May 2018 and the winning works will be on display at the V&A from 16 May until 24 June 2018.
The V&A Illustration Awards are generously supported by the Enid Linder Foundation and the Moira Gemmill Memorial Fund.