Shortlist announced

We are delighted to announce the shortlisted entries for The Northern Illustration Prize.

The Prize aims to celebrate the very best in illustration across the globe and is a forerunner to the award-winning biennial ‘The Northern Festival of Illustration’ which returns to Hartlepool and other venues this summer.

The emerging illustrator shortlist is:

The Arrival – Viola Wang

Monkey King Legend – Anna Doh

Monkey – Stefanie Röhnisch

Down by the River – Julied Mustard

Message in a Bottle – Nina Sweeney

Chilling Mandrill – Sotiris Kizilos

Coastline of Hartlepool 1804 – Steve Kirkendall

Jean Bapiste SiMonkey – Dania Mah

‘Look’ – Abi Langridge (PAPERFACE)

Lookout – Svetlana Ivygina

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The established illustrator shortlist is:

Spy Monkey – Jo Renfro

My Monkey on My Back – Rosa Merchant

Alive – Fabio Buonocore

Monkey escapes – Jennifer van de Sandt

‘Ceci n’est pas un singe’ – Ian Murray

Little Boney Portrait – Davide Abbati

The Hartlepool Dictator – Gerhard van Wyk

Monkey Business – Joanna Robson

Crazy World – Kathrin Frank

Magic Monkey – João Vaz de Carvalho

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The final winners will be judged by a panel led by Chris Riddell OBE (the multi award-winning illustrator and former Children’s Laureate). Chris will be joined by the well-known illustrators Tor Freeman and Derek Brazell.


All shortlisted entries will be exhibited at the Festival and the two winners will be announced on 31 May 2019.


The Northern Illustration Prize is generously supported by The Gillian Dickinson Trust and administered by The Northern School of Art in collaboration with the Association of Illustrators.