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NZ Margaret Mahy Illustration Prize shortlist announced

Hachette Aotearoa NZ and the Margaret Mahy estate have announced the shortlist for the Margaret Mahy Illustration Prize.

The shortlisted illustrators are:

  • Elizabeth Knowles
  • Tara Southgate
  • Sarah Trolle
  • Jessica Twohill
  • Minrui Yang.

Established in 2019, the prize awards an unpublished illustrator a $1000 cash prize, $500 worth of Hachette books and the opportunity to publish with Hachette. The 2021 prize attracted over 250 expressions of interest to illustrate Mahy’s story There’s a King in the Cupboard. The winner of last year’s competition was Nelson-based artist Lily Emo.

For more information about the Margaret Mahy Illustration Prize, and to view the shortlisted illustrations, see the prize website.


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