We just wanted to let you all know that entries are now being accepted for the 2017 V&A Illustration Awards competition. The competition is organised by the V&A’s National Art Library and is free to enter for illustrators who have been published in the UK market in 2016. There are three categories: Book cover design, Book illustration and Editorial illustration.
The winner in each category receives £3000 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 £5000. Winners may also be commissioned to produce publicity artwork for the museum. The winning work will be on display at the V&A from May 2017 and winners must be prepared to lend some or all of their original artwork for the display.
The closing date for entries is Thursday 15th December 2016 at 17.00 and only online entries will be accepted.
So just to reiterate - work must have been published in the UK in 2016 to be eligible for entry.
A shortlist will be drawn up in Feb 2017 with final decisions on winners taking place in April and final winners announced in May 2017.
If you are interested in entering, the submission link is below:
Wishing you the best of luck if you do decide to enter!