The Kelpies Illustration Prize

The Kelpies Illustration Prize 2019 is now closed! Thank you to everyone who entered, and watch this space for the shortlist announcement in June!

Are you an artist or illustrator based in Scotland? Do you love children’s books? Then the Kelpies Illustration Prize is for you!

We’re looking for imaginative and talented illustrators based in Scotland with a passion for children’s books. Sound like you? Keep reading!

The Prize

We’ve put together a brilliant prize package, designed to support your development as a children’s book illustrator, which includes the following:

  • A £1,000 cash prize
  • One year of mentoring by an experienced design team
  • Picture Hooks LogoA publishing contract with Floris Books for an illustrated project
  • A ticket to the Picture Hooks 2019 conference, plus £100 towards expenses

You’ll find full details of what’s on offer in our Terms & Conditions.

Previous Winners

Previously focused on book cover design, the Kelpies Illustration Prize (formerly the Kelpies Design & Illustration Prize) was launched in 2014. Find out about our past winners.