Prize for Illustration 2017

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The winners of the Prize for Illustration 2017, organized by the Association of Illustrators and London Transport Museum were announced last week. I am thrilled to say that my illustration ‘Surprise City Sounds’ won the silver award.

The theme of the competition, which was open to illustrators and students worldwide was Sounds of the City. From over 2000 entries 100 were shortlisted which are currently on display at the London Transport Museum. After visiting I have to say the quality of work on display is amazing. The vast array of styles, media and approach to the same brief makes this exhibition a must see.

For my entry, I took inspiration from the more unexpected urban sound of a parakeet’s squawk. Ring-necked parakeets are now a common sight in London and their screeching tones can often be heard above usual hum of traffic.


Thank you to all the judges :

“The illustration immediately demands the viewer’s attention because of its graphic simplicity, elegance and subtlety.”




The gold prize was awarded to Chiara Ghigliazza, for Solo & the bronze award went to Paul Garland for Sound of the Underground.

Look out for all 3 illustrations at various poster sites on the London underground this summer.

Find out more about the competition and exhibition here – Prize for Illustration 2017









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