Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell; Tony Ross, the UK’s biggest selling children’s illustrator; Professor Martin Salisbury of the Cambridge School of Art; and Ferelith Hordon, editor ofBooks for Keeps and IBBYLink will form the judging panel for the inaugural Klaus Flugge Prize.
Julia Eccleshare, children’s books editor of the Guardian, will chair the panel.
An important new prize in the UK children’s book world, the Klaus Flugge Prize will be awarded to the most promising and exciting newcomer to children’s book illustration. It honours publisher Klaus Flugge, a supremely influential figure in picture books, who this year celebrates the 40th anniversary of his publishing house Andersen Press.
Tony Ross said: “I am delighted to be a judge on this exciting and much-needed new award. UK publishers have an outstanding record in discovering and nurturing talented picture book artists, none more so than Klaus Flugge, who has been hugely important in my career and that of so many other picture book creators. It’s wonderful that this award recognises Klaus’s unique contribution and will boost the careers of new illustrators.”
Call for Submissions
Publishers are now invited to submit for the award (for picture books first published on a children’s list in the UK in 2015).
Publishers can submit up to five books from each of their picture book imprints. Books should be the illustrator’s first picture book for children.
The deadline for submissions is 18th March 2016. Criteria are attached and full details and the submission form are available on the prize website www.klausfluggeprize.co.uk.
The shortlist will be announced on 18th May 2016 and the winner will be revealed in September 2016.