Children’s Book Circle

We have received this email and thought it would be of interest to our students.

My name is Sarah and I’m a committee member of the Children’s Book Circle. The CBC www.childrensbookcircle.org.uk are a voluntary group who put on events based on raising awareness of the importance of children’s books, and we’re hosting an event about the importance of design and illustration in the world of children’s books. We’re hoping that the event will be of interest to any students looking to peruse a career in either design or illustration in the children’s book industry.

The event will take place at the Penguin Publishing offices on 80 Strand from 6:30pm-8.30pm on the 6th October.

I have attached the flyer with full details about the event above and would be grateful if you would advertise it on an ebulletin or website or pass it on to any parties to whom the event may be of interest. For students we will be discussing the options and considerations of this competitive, creative and fast-changing industry with a panel of established industry experts.

If you have any questions or would like further information about the event please don’t hesitate to let me know – if you email us at this address one of the committee members will get back to you.

Kindest Regards

Sarah
Children’s Book Circle Committee

Success for Illustrating Children’s Books Student…

We have recieved a wonderful email from a studnet who recently received her Diploma for sucessfully compleating the Illustrating Children’s Books Diploma course. Gay entered into an Australian competition and has won a prize for her illustrations and she has written to us explaining a little about the competition below. I hope that our current Illustrating Children’s Books students are inspired! If you would like to visit Gay’s website, please visit the link below.

“……I wanted to let the college know that I’ve just won an Australian competition for aspiring children’s book illustrators, the CYA illustration competition (which is associated with the CYA (children and young adults) book conference). The competition’s aim is to provide new illustrators with feedback and expose their work to publishers, who judge and view the shortlisted entries. I’m delighted with this and I’m sure the course is partly responsible! These were my winning illustrations, for a text by Claire Saxby….”

Gay McKinnon
Glass art/works on paper
http://silvergumstudio.blogspot.com

London Art Competition Entries now online…

The London Art College competition entries can now be viewed online at the link below. We were thrilled with the amount of entreis, over 70 students entered this year and it will be a tough decision for tutors to choose a list of finalists. As soon as the finalists have been decided I will add them to the website for you to see and post a link here.

The winners will be chosen at the end of the month! Good Luck!

http://www.londonartcollege.co.uk/art-competition/art-competition-2011/entries.htm

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