Floris announces Kelpies design competition shortlist

Floris announces Kelpies design competition shortlist

Floris Books has shortlisted 12 cover designs for this year’s Kelpies Design & Illustration prize.
 
For this year’s award, the Edinburgh-based publisher asked entrants to create a new front cover for The Hill of the Red Fox, an adventure story by Allan Campbell McLean, first published in 1956.
 
Leah McDowell, design and production manager at Floris Books, said the standard of this year’s entries were “exceptional”, adding: “We were really pleased to see the prize grow so much this year – we received almost three times as many entries as the inaugural prize [last year].”
 
The winner, chosen by a Floris judging panel, will see their front cover on the new edition of The Hill of the Red Fox, which will be published by Floris as part of their Kelpies range of Scottish children’s novels in autumn 2015. The winner will also receive a cheque for £250.
 
The award will be presented at a private reception at The Creative Exchange, Leith, on 10th April, where the twelve shortlisted entries will be on display until the 17th April.
 
This year the publisher is asking the public to vote for the two runner-up covers. Voters can view the shortlist in an online gallery to choose their favourite design.  
 
The shortlisted artists in full:
 
Freya Allan, Glasgow
Lewis Copland, Gray’s School of Art
David Lymburn, Edinburgh College
Brad Newman, Aberdeen
Keith Anderson, Edinburgh
Laura Darling, Edinburgh
Kieren McDonald, Robert Gordon University
Simon Ray, Edinburgh
Rebecca Catterson, Gray’s School of Art
Darren Gate, Glasgow
Jon Nagl, Fife
Anna Elez Rodrigo, Edinburgh College