Klaus Flugge Prize 2019: invitation for submissions

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.

Publishers have until the closing date, midnight Friday 28 December 2018, 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 her or his 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 2018. 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. Nicholas John Frith won the inaugural prize with Hector and Hummingbird, published by Alison Green Books; the 2017 prize was awarded to Francesca Sanna for The Journey, published by Flying Eye Books; Kate Milner won the 2018 prize with My Name is Not Refugee published by Barrington Stoke.

‘We are delighted to be inviting submissions for the fourth Klaus Flugge Prize’, said Julia Eccleshare, ‘This important award champions the work of talented new illustrators and puts children’s book illustration in the spotlight.’

The winner receives a cheque for £5,000.

The submission form and full criteria can be found here.

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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