Third year Dean Smith shortlisted for The Prize for Illustration 2017

Third year illustrator Dean Smith has been shortlisted for one of the most high profile annual illustration competitions. The Prize for Illustration is a longstanding collaboration between the Association of Illustrators and the London Transport Museum.

Dean Smith ‘Sounds of The City’ 2016

The competition is themed annually and this year the them was ‘Sounds of The City’. Dean entered an elaborate hand cut paper sculpture titled ‘Shadows of the Sound’ completed as part of the summer project work between second and third year on the BA (Hons) Illustration with Animation course at Manchester School of Art

The competition is open to illustrators and students of illustration throughout the world. The top 100 entries (including Dean’s) are selected by a panel of independent judges and will be displayed in an exhibition at London Transport Museum that will open in May 2017 and run until September 2017. The winners will be announced at a private award ceremony that will take place in May 2017.

Prizes are awarded in three levels:
• First prize: £2000 and display of the winning image on a London Transport Museum poster to be displayed on the London Underground.
• Second prize: £1000
• Third prize: £750

There is also the possibility that shortlisted images will be featured on merchandise sold in London Transport Museum’s shop.


Author: Ian Whadcock

Senior Lecturer Manchester School of Art, BA(Hons) Illustration with Animation course.