V&A Illustration Awards

The V&A Illustration Awards is the UK’s most prestigious annual illustration competition recognising the very best in book, editorial and student illustration. The competition has been running since 1972 and its previous winners are a veritable Who’s Who? of British illustration including household names like Ralph Steadman, Posy Simmonds, Sara Fanelli, Quentin Blake, Laura Carlin, Matthew Richardson, Helen Musselwhite and Yasmeen Ismail.

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2016 Book Cover Design Award and Moira Gemmill Illustrator of the Year, David McConochie, cover for The Folio Book of Ghost Stories, published by The Folio Society, London, 2015

Entry to the 2017 V&A Illustration awards is now closed.

Winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony and Private View on 16 May 2017.

Each year, the winning books are added to the holdings of the National Art Library and may be read in the Library’s Reading Rooms in the V&A.

Villa winners
Left to right: Jason Brooks, London Sketchbook, published by Laurence King, London, 2015; Kate Milner, 'My Name is not Refugee', Anglia Ruskin - Cambridge School of Art; Bill Bragg, illustrations for ‘But Today I am Afraid’ by Masuma Rahim, published In The Guardian, 1 December, 2015; Joan Alturo, 'Morts et Vita', Arts University Bournemouth

Find out more on the V&A Illustration Awards blog and explore our Illustration collections.

Contact: villa@vam.ac.uk

Supported by the Enid Linder Foundation

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