Talented Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) students have secured four of the five places on the shortlist for this year’s V&A Student Illustrator of the Year award.
Four Anglia Ruskin students make V&A shortlist
MA Children’s Book Illustration students Kate Winter, Sally Dunne, Vyara Boyadjieva and Laura Winstone are in the running for the £3,000 first prize, alongside Ruo Hsin Wu from the Royal College of Art.
An ARU victory would continue a remarkable run of success in the V&A Student Illustrator of the Year competition, which is run by the world-famous design museum in London, with students from ARU’s Children’s Book Illustration MA course having won the prestigious prize for the last four years (2016-2019).
Shelley Jackson, Course Leader for the MA in Children’s Book Illustration at ARU, said: “We are extremely proud of these four students and it’s wonderful that their talent has been recognised through being nominated for this prestigious award.
This year’s V&A Student Illustrator of the Year competition is being judged by Folio Society art director Sheri Gee, and the illustrator Yehrin Tong, with the winner due to be announced on Tuesday, 2 June.
In addition to the quartet of students, Eva Eland, who graduated from ARU in 2018, has been shortlisted in the V&A’s Book Cover Award category for her book When Sadness Comes to Call (Anderson Press).
Image: Delftware cats by Laura Winstone
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