Published: 1 June 2012 at 09:51
MA Children’s Book Illustration student scoops national award for third successive year
The prestigious Macmillan Prize for Children’s Picturebook Illustration 2012 has been won for the third successive year by a student studying on Anglia Ruskin University’s MA Children’s Book Illustration course.
First year part-time student Irene Dickson-Bulleid took the £1,000 first prize while second year part-time student Daisy Hirst took the £500 prize for winning the Lara Jones Award, a new category for the most promising book for babies or very young children.
A further three MA students and two BA (Hons) Illustration students from Anglia Ruskin’s Cambridge campus were selected in the Highly Commended category.
The previous two winners of the Macmillan Prize for Children’s Picturebook Illustration, Mike Smith and Gemma Merino, both signed publishing contracts with Macmillan Children’s Books and their first books will be released in the coming months.
Presenting the awards, Macmillan’s Senior Art Director, Anne Glenn, described Irene’s wordless book, ‘Blocks’, as a highly original take on the darker, potentially anarchic behaviour of children.
Martin Salisbury, Professor of Illustration at Anglia Ruskin, said: