Klaus Flugge Prize 2022 opens for submissions
Award-winning illustrator Emily Gravett heads judging panel

Submissions are now open for the Klaus Flugge Prize 2022.

The Klaus Flugge Prize is awarded to the most promising and exciting newcomer to children’s picture book illustration. It honours publisher Klaus Flugge, a supremely influential figure in picture books who, over his long career, has nurtured many top illustrators including David McKee, Tony Ross, Ruth Brown, Satoshi Kitamura and Chris Riddell.

This is the seventh year of this influential award, and the 2022 judging panel will be led by award-winning illustrator Emily Gravett. She is joined by Martin Salisbury, Professor of Illustration at Cambridge School of Art in Anglia Ruskin University; Nikki Bi, Beyond Books Lead, Civic Square; and the winner of the 2021 Klaus Flugge Prize, Flavia Z. Drago. Julia Eccleshare is chair of judges.

Publishers have until the closing date, midnight Monday 10 January 2022, to make their submissions. Eligible illustrators may have created book covers, or illustration for other media, or illustrated books in another genre - for example, poetry or fiction - but eligibility for the prize requires that this is their first picture book for children. The book should have been first published on a children’s list in the UK between 1 January and 31 December 2021. Books first published in another country must have been co-published in the UK within three months of the original publication date.

The Klaus Flugge Prize was launched in 2016. Previous winners are Nicholas John Frith, who won the inaugural prize with Hector and Hummingbird, published by Alison Green Books; Francesca Sanna who won in 2017 for The Journey, published by Flying Eye Books; Kate Milner who won the 2018 prize with My Name is Not Refugee published by Barrington Stoke; Jessica Love who won in 2019 with Julian is a Mermaid; and Eva Eland who won in 2020 for her book When Sadness Comes to Call.

Chair of the judges, Julia Eccleshare says, ‘We are excited to be inviting submissions for the 2022 Klaus Flugge Prize and grateful as ever to Klaus Flugge for his support. This important award continues to champion the work of talented newcomers and to celebrate children’s picture book illustration.’

The winner receives a cheque for £5,000.

The submission form and full criteria can be found at https://www.klausfluggeprize.co.uk/criteria2022

For further information contact:

Andrea Reece

Administrator Klaus Flugge Prize

020 8889 1292/ 07807893369




The Klaus Flugge Prize is funded personally by Klaus Flugge and run independently of Andersen Press.

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