The winner of the Kelpies Prize 2019 was announced earlier this month at an award ceremony held during Edinburgh International Book Festival. The presentation was made by author and illustrator Catherine Rayner.
Christopher Mackie, an Edinburgh-based dentist, has won a year of mentoring with the editorial team at Floris Books, along with a publication deal, £1,000 cash and a week-long writing retreat at Moniack Mhor, Scotland’s creative writing centre.
The Kelpies Prize was launched in 2005 to find the best new Scottish writing for children. The Kelpies Illustration Prize (formerly the Kelpies Design & Illustration Prize) was launched in 2014.
Edinburgh-based illustrator and former teacher Aimee Ferrier was revealed as the winner of the Kelpies Illustration Prize 2019.
Aimee will receive a year of mentoring with the Floris Books design team, as well as a publication deal, £1,000 cash and a ticket to this year’s Picture Hooks conference.