We are delighted to announce Darya Shnykina as the winner of the Book Illustration Competition 2017 – a student of the Moscow State University of Printing Arts.
Darya was presented with a prestigious commission worth £5,000, to illustrate The Folio Society’s new edition of Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park, by eminent historian Lucy Worsley during a ceremony at House of Illustration on Thursday 23 February.
The rest of the shortlist, who each receive a £500 prize, were announced as Natasa Ilincic (Italy), Katie Ponder (UK), Meizhen Xu (Germany), Alexandru Savescu (Romania) and Pedro Silmon (UK).
We also announced Katie Ponder as the winner of the first ever Visitors’ Choice Award. Thanks to over 1,500 of you who voted.
An exhibition of all 23 longlisted entries continues at House of Illustration until 12 March 2017.
Now in its seventh year, The Book Illustration Competition is a partnership between The Folio Society and House of Illustration.
Wen Dee Tan