Student illustration award from Pushkin Press

Student illustration award from Pushkin Press

Pushkin Press has launched an award to find a student illustrator of its new edition of Paul Morand’s The Allure of Chanel.

The publisher has launched the Student Illustration Award 2015 to find a front cover for book, which is about the life of Coco Chanel and will be published under the Pushkin Collection imprint in the autumn (p/b, £12).

To enter the competition, students must design an “illustrative interpretation of the text” that will inspire readers to “immerse themselves” in the world of Chanel.

Stephanie Seegmuller, associate publisher of Pushkin Press, said: “This competition is very much in keeping with our design approach for this series, in which we try to publish great works, contemporary and classic, with a fresh, illustration-led twist. I'm very much looking forward to finding out how young designers react to a major French modern classic like The Allure of Chanel. We also hope it's a nice opportunity for design students to get their work more widely known.”

The competition is open to students on BA or MA illustration courses in the UK and the deadline is the 6th April. Entries must be uploaded onto the Pushkin website

Pushkin art director Clare Skeats and designer David Pearson, along with Pushkin’s editorial team, will pick the winner, who will also receive £400. The winning design will be announced 30th April.

The new edition of The Allure of Chanel will be the third from Pushkin Press. The publisher released a first edition in 2008 and a second, with illustrations from Karl Lagerfeld, in 2012. The book was first published in French by Gallimard in 1976.