Sunday, November 29, 2009

ILLUSTRATORS competition

Female illustrators dominate the short-list for the inaugural Gavin Bishop Award for Children's Book Illustration

The judging for the inaugural Storylines Gavin Bishop Award for Children’s Book Illustration has finished and the judges were impressed by the high standard of entries received. The judges for the award are Gavin Bishop, Crissi Blair and Alan Gilderdale from Storylines, and Jenny Hellen, Deputy Publishing Director at Random House New Zealand.

The judges said: "The quality and standard of entries made judging a very difficult task and took a full working day to complete. However, in the end six entries stood out for their quality and diversity."

The list of finalists comprises five women and one man, with an equal geographical spread between the North and South Islands. The finalists are: Sara Acton from Christchurch; Heather Arnold from Auckland; Harriet Bailey from Wellington; Stephanie Junovich from Christchurch; Gary Venn from Hamilton; and Neroli Williams from Christchurch.

Click on the names below to download artwork from each finalist. Note: This artwork is copyright to each artist.

Sarah Acton
Heather Arnold
Harriet Bailey
Stephanie Junovich

Gary Venn
Neroli Williams

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