The winner of the Book Illustration Competition 2017 was Darya Shnykina – 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 2017. The edition will be published in October 2017.
The rest of the shortlist, who each received 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.
The Book Illustration Competition is a partnership between The Folio Society and House of Illustration. Details of the 2018 competition will be announced on Tuesday 19 September 2017.
Wen Dee Tan