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Monday, 15 December 2008

2009 Book & Book Cover Illustration Awards

The closing date for the 2009 Book & Book Cover Illustration Awards, sponsored by the Enid Linder Foundation and organised by the Victoria and Albert Museum, is fast approaching.

Entry into the Awards is free, with winners will be chosen from the following categories:
  • Book Illustration
  • Book Cover and Jacket Illustration

The winner of each category will receive £2,000. An overall winner will be receive an additional £2,000.

Entrants so far include comics creators such as I.N.J Culbard ("The Picture of Dorian Gray", above), Adam Grose ("The Prison"), Jason Lutes ("Jar of Fools"), Dave McKean, Mio Matsumoto ("My Diary"), Mungo McCosh, Chantal Montellier ("The Trail of Franz Kafka"), Ryuta Osada, Harriet Russell ("Envelopes"), Danusia Schejbal, Posy Simmonds ("Tamara Drewe"), Adrian Tomine and others.

• Entry into the V&A Illustration Awards is via the online entry form. Entrants may submit up to three images of their work. See conditions of entry here. The closing date is 31 December 2008. For further information about the Awards please contact villa@vam.ac.uk.

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