ASA Children’s Picture Book Illustrators’ grants announced
The recipients of the 2013 Australian Society of Authors’ (ASA) Children’s Picture Book Illustrators’ grants have been announced.
The Emerging Illustrator’s grant of $5000 was awarded to Marc Martin for The River. The judges awarded a further grant of $5000 to Gregory Mackay for Anders!.
The following illustrators were also shortlisted in the Emerging category:
- Eliza Feely for Fidget Sticks (working title)
- Coleman Polhemus for Tarantulas
- Leila Rudge for The Skunk with No Funk (text by Rebecca Young).
The Developing Illustrator’s grant of $10,000 was awarded to Karen Blair for Hello from Nowhere (text by Raewyn Caisley). The judges awarded a further grant of $5000 to Kylie Dunstan for Puddles are for Jumping.
The following illustrators were also shortlisted in the Developing category:
- Sara Acton for Poppy Cat
- Sebastian Ciaffaglione for Crossing Guards (graphic novel)
- Charlotte Lance for I Have a Dog. An Inconvenient Dog.
The Established Illustrator’s grant of $15,000 was awarded to Anna Walker for Mr. Huff (working title).
The following illustrators were also shortlisted in the Established category:
- Douglas Holgate for Clem Hetherington and the Ironwood Race (graphic novel, text by Jen Breach)
- Ann James for Goodbye House, Hello House (text by Margaret Wild)
- Tom Jellett for Whale in the Bath (text by Kylie Westaway)
- Natalie Marshall for The Magic Bike
- Tohby Riddle for The Visual Book of Grammar (working title)
- Anne Spudvilas for Swan Lake.
As previously reported by Books+Publishing, the Children’s Picture Book Illustrators’ grants are funded by the Literature Board of the Australia Council for the Arts. The initiative was originally established as a once-off initiative in 2012, but funding announced in January enabled the initiative to run again this year. Applicants were required to supply details of their publication history and the specific project they wished to develop, as well as supporting material that demonstrated their skills as an illustrator. To view the grants assessment panel’s full report, click here.
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