Booktrust releases Best New Illustrators 2011 list
23rd March 2011
The winners of the Booktrust Best New Illustrators accolade for 2011 have been officially revealed, with ten artists making the final list.
Anthony Browne, children's laureate and author of books including Voices in the Park and Zoo, was on the judging panel for the award, which features illustrators including Joe Berger, Claudia Boldt, Katie Cleminson and Chris Haughton.
Kevin Waldron and Levi Pinfold were also named as finalists, along with Alice Melvin, Salvatore Rubbino and Viviane Schwarz.
Sara Ogilvie, the illustrator of books such as Dogs Don't Do Ballet, made up the list of ten artists.
In addition to the top ten, Susan Steggall received recognition from the judging panel.
Commenting on the recipients of the accolade, Browne said that the list includes a range of 'illustration stars of the future'.
He added: 'Sitting on the panel for the 2011 Booktrust Best New Illustrators Award has been enormously exciting.'