Winchester Conference Competition winners

The SCBWI Conference in Winchester Onwards and Upwards was a fantastic success. A string of events for illustrators included excellent presentations by Mini Grey, Bridget Strevens, Tim Hopgood, Sarah McIntyre and Lynne Chapman, in addition to open portfolios, one-on-one critiques, competitions and the Illustrator's Print Exhibition. If you weren’t able to attend and have a Facebook account check the British SCBWI Group, which is full of links to reports and photos.

The Print Exhibition is now online in a Web Gallery. The show was a great success and will hopefully be touring to other venues up and down the country over the next year.

There were two Illustration awards presented. One was for the Best Portfolio in the Open Portfolio Review, which was won by Julia Woolf.

The other prize was for the Undiscovered Voices Tribute Competition. 
Here are the three finalists:

Anna Violet
First prize:  Anna Violet, with her submission illustrating Adele by Anne M Leone. Anna will receive a year's free entry to all the Illustrator Masterclass events.

Runners up:
Helena Wilsen-Saunders, illustrating At Yellow Lake by Jane McCloughin.

Helena Wilsen-Saunders

Alex Craggs, illustrating Back from the Dead by Nick Cross.
Alex Craggs


  1. Congrats, Anna! I'm so flattered that you chose to work on Adele. What a striking illustration!

  2. Helena--Thank you for the beautiful and touching illustration for At Yellow Lake. I just love it,and wish I could have been at the conference to see the picture and congratulate you in person. XX Jane McLoughlin

  3. Thanks Anne - so pleased you liked the illustration. It was a dream of a story to make an image for, with the contrast of summer holiday sun and a terrible secret history of slavery.


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