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Winners of Cheltenham Illustration Prize announced

Winners of the fourth Cheltenham Illustration Awards will be presented with their prizes at the University of Gloucestershire this week.
Presentation Ceremony Friday 8 October 12.30pm  
Exhibition open Monday 11th to Friday 29th October,
Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm.
Free admission:Pittville Studios, Albert Road, Cheltenham, GL52 3JG

The International illustration competition has seen over 200 entries from the UK and beyond on the theme of ‘Travellers’ Tales.’ Some of the best entries will be on display at the Pittville campus from Saturday 11 October.

The competition has been judged by renowned book illustrator, Sara Fanelli, who made her choice from anonymous numbered images.

Sara chose Hannah Rollings as the first prize winner in the Emerging Talent Category and Georgina Hounsome as runner-up.  Hannah will receive a £1,500 cash prize.

Image by Jamie Mills on the theme of ‘Travellers’ Tales’.

First prize in the student category has been awarded to Jamie Mills from the University of Gloucestershire and second prize to Alex Dommett from Kingston University. The students will both receive Apple iMac computers.

Event organiser, Kieren Phelps said: 
“It was a surprise and a pleasure to find out that the winner of the first prize student entry was Jamie Mills, one of our own third year illustration students.  We are very proud of him. The awards attracts very high standard of work from all over the world and Jamie certainly deserves his prize.”

The award ceremony takes place at an Illustrators and Small Press Symposium taking place at the University’s Pittville campus on the same day.  Sam Arthur of Nobrow, Craig Atkinson of Cafe Royal Books and renowned printmaker Andrew Mockett will give talks and show examples of their books and prints.

More information about the rewards and the symposium can be found at www.cheltenham-illustration-awards.com/

The University of Gloucestershire’s illustration course is in its fifth year and is an ambitious course with many opportunities for students including their own publication.  Student work can be viewed at http://www.pittvillepress.co.uk/

Source: University of Gloucestershire

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