V&A Illustration Awards 2019 Shortlist

Word & Image
April 23, 2019

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 CrushingCrushing

Junli Song (Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge School of Art) for DanceDance

Ying Wang (University of the Arts, Camberwell College of Arts) for Food Journey in LondonFood Journey in London

Harry Woodgate (University of Hertfordshire) for Invisible CitiesInvisible Cities

Yanyin Xu (University of the Arts London, Camberwell College of Arts) for One by OneOne by One

Book Cover Design

Jake Abrams for The Largesse of the Sea Maiden (Jonathan Cape)The Largesse of the Sea Monster

Bill Bragg for Appointment in Samarra (Vintage Classics)Appointment in Samarra

Yehrin Tong for Their Eyes Were Watching God (Virago)Their Eyes Were Watching God

Book Illustration

Nora Krug for Heimat (Particular Books)Heimat

Matthew Richardson for Speeches of Note (Hutchinson)Speeches of Note

Chris Samnee for Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay (The Folio Society)Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay

Illustrated Journalism

A. Richard Allen for Experts (The Sunday Telegraph)Experts

Erin Aniker for Spot Reduction is a Myth (The Washington Post)Spot Reduction is a Myth

Matthew Hancock for Paper Tiger (The Marylebone Journal)Paper Tiger

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.




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