The winner of this year’s Macmillan Prize for illustration is Bethan Woollvin, a student from the Cambridge School of Art.
Macmillan Children’s Books awarded the top prize to Woollvin for her illustration of Little Red Riding Hood.
Chris Inns, picture books art director at MCB, said: “Bethan's entry was the unanimous winner, all of the judges agreed on this as the strongest entry. This is confident, bold storytelling that's beautifully crafted and put together into a satisfying and complete jewel of a book.”
Second prize went to Matt Robertson, while joint winners of the third prize were Louis Craig Carpenter and Morag Hood.
This year’s judges included Chris Inns, art director at Macmillan Children’s Books, Ella Butler, head of Campbell Design, and Suzanne Carnell, publishing director for Picture Books at Macmillan Children’s Books. Illustrators Emily Gravett and David Roberts, as well as Melissa Cox from Waterstones and Lorna Bradbury from the Telegraph, also took part in the judging.
The Macmillan Prize is now in its 29th year. Previous winners include Chloe Inkpen and Gemma Merino.