The Kelpies Prize Previous Winners

The Kelpies Prize for Writing was launched in 2004 (as the Kelpies Prize). Find out more about our previous winners below, or find our how to enter this year’s Kelpies Prize for Writing.

The Kelpies Prize for Illustration was launched in 2014 (as the Kelpies Design & Illustration Prize). Find out more about our previous winners below, or find our how to enter this year’s Kelpies Prize for Illustration.

2019 Winners

This year, for the first time, the winners of the Kelpies Prizes for Writing and Illustration were awarded together at a joint award ceremony at Edinburgh International Book Festival. Edinburgh-based illustrator and former teacher Aimee Ferrier was revealed as the winner of the Kelpies Prize for Illustration 2019 and dentist Christopher Mackie, also based in Edinburgh was the winner of the Kelpies Prize for Writing. Author and illustrator Catherine Rayner was on hand to open the top-secret envelope and present the winner’s trophies.

Catherine Rayner and Aimee Ferrier Catherine Rayner and Christopher Mackie

The Kelpies Prize for Writing Previous Winners

The Kelpies Prize for Illustration Previous Winners