Entry to this year’s V&A Illustration Awards closed on the 17 December 2018. We were thrilled to have received a terrific response and send our thanks to all participating illustrators. Our judges have been impressed by the standard of entries across all categories, and today we announce our shortlist:
2019 Student Illustrator of the Year
Sophie Burrows (Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge School of Art) for Crushing
Junli Song (Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge School of Art) for Dance
Ying Wang (University of the Arts, Camberwell College of Arts) for Food Journey in London
Harry Woodgate (University of Hertfordshire) for Invisible Cities
Yanyin Xu (University of the Arts London, Camberwell College of Arts) for One by One
Book Cover Design
Jake Abrams for The Largesse of the Sea Maiden (Jonathan Cape)
Bill Bragg for Appointment in Samarra (Vintage Classics)
Yehrin Tong for Their Eyes Were Watching God (Virago)
Nora Krug for Heimat (Particular Books)
Matthew Richardson for Speeches of Note (Hutchinson)
Chris Samnee for Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay (The Folio Society)
A. Richard Allen for Experts (The Sunday Telegraph)
Erin Aniker for Spot Reduction is a Myth (The Washington Post)
Matthew Hancock for Paper Tiger (The Marylebone Journal)
The judging panel for the published categories is made up of Olivia Ahmad, Curator at the House of Illustration and Editor of Varoom Magazine, Nicholas Coleridge, Chairman of the V&A Trustees and Chairman of Condé Nast and Jessica Voorsanger, Artist and Academic. The judges for the student award are Suzanne Dean, Creative Director at Vintage, Penguin Random House and Book Cover Winner 2018 and Cat O’Neil, Illustrator and Editorial Winner 2018.
The winners will be announced during the awards ceremony at the V&A on Thursday 16 May. The display of the winning work and the student shortlist will open from Friday 17 May until Sunday 25 August 2019.
The V&A Illustration Awards are generously supported by the Enid Linder Foundation and the Moira Gemmill Memorial Fund.