We are delighted to announce that this year's Book Illustration Competition has been won by David McConochie. David beat nearly 400 other entries and his evocative illustrations won high praise from the judges. David came to London from Durham in 2005 to complete an MA in Illustration at Central Saint Martins. His work, created in his east London studio, has been applied across various printed media, from book covers to a limited edition postage stamp for the Royal Mail.
The judges were incredibly impressed with the skill and imagination that all the entrants brought to their submissions. Woman in Black author and 2015 judge Susan Hill said:
"It has been a great pleasure to be involved in the 2015 Book Illustration Competition, I am so impressed with the standard of entries. It’s a joy to see the next generation of illustration talent - the future of the industry looks very bright indeed."
The five runners-up were Carrie May, Charlie Dixon, Jamie Clarke, Emma Buckley and Imogen Clifton. A gallery of the winning and shortlisted entries can be viewed here.
This is the fifth year of The Book Illustration Competition, which is a partnership between House of Illustration and The Folio Society designed to identify and promote new illustration talent.
To find out more about the competition, and to sign up to future House of Illustration competitions, click here.