News / 17 Jun 2022

Illustration student shortlisted for V&A Student Illustrator of the Year 2022

BA (Hons) Illustration

Courtesy of Billy Partridge

Courtesy of Billy Partridge

Courtesy of Billy Partridge

Courtesy of Billy Partridge

Courtesy of Billy Partridge

Courtesy of Billy Partridge

Courtesy of Billy Partridge

Courtesy of Billy Partridge

Courtesy of Billy Partridge

Courtesy of Billy Partridge

Final year BA (Hons) Illustration student Billy Partridge has been shortlisted for the prestigious V&A Student Illustrator of the Year Award 2022.

The V&A Illustration Awards have been running a student illustration category since 2005. They celebrate their 50th anniversary this year, and have received a record 1,440 entries.

Billy’s work is one of twelve shortlisted student entries for 2022. He entered several illustrations he made to accompany Lewis Carroll’s classic poem, ‘Jabberwocky’. His illustrations are part of a larger picture book project.

The final 2022 winners will be selected by a judging panel of illustrators Dapo Adeola, Ann Kiernan, Axel Scheffler and Posy Simmonds, chaired by V&A Director Tristram Hunt. The final winning student work will feature in a display of digital prints in the V&A South Kensington galleries opening to the public on 20 July. 

“I’m thrilled that my picture book pitch was shortlisted for this award. I tried to balance out the lightly macabre elements of the poem with my playful illustration style, and the result was one I was really pleased with. Fingers crossed for the final round!”

Billy Partridge

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