Visitor’s Choice Award

Which entry to the 2017 Book Illustration Competition has captured your imagination?

For the very first time you can vote for your favourite illustrations. In addition to the main Book Illustration Competition Award, a standalone Visitors’ Choice Award will recognise the illustrations of Mansfield Park that resonate most with you.

How to vote for the Visitors’ Choice

Our expert panel of judges has selected a longlist of 23 exceptional entries, which will be exhibited at House of Illustration (King’s Cross, London) from 11 February – 12 March. You can either:

  • Visit House of Illustration and vote in the boxes provided
  • View the longlist below then submit your vote online

You can only vote once and voting closes at midnight on 22 February. The Visitors’ Choice Award will be presented at Awards Night on 23 February to the longlisted entry with the most votes from the public. The winner will receive books of their choice worth £100 from The Folio Society, plus a year’s membership to House of Illustration.

Whoever gets your vote, let us know on Twitter and Instagram by tagging @IllustrationHQ and @foliosociety using #BIC2017longlist and #MyBIC2017.

The longlisted entries

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Longlist entry 1 - Marsha Balaeva

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Longlist entry 2 - Rose Bowskill

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Longlist entry 3 - Janelle Carbajal

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Longlist entry 4 - Jessica Cho

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Longlist entry 5 - Nora Dåsnes


Longlist entry 6 - Louise Fricker

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Longlist entry 7 - Marianna Gefen

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Longlist entry 8 - Winwen Hu

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Longlist entry 9 - Natasa Ilincic

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Longlist entry 10 - Julia Konieczna

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Longlist entry 11 - Kathrin Lang


Longlist entry 12 - Rachel Lovatt

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Longlist entry 13 - Bistra Masseva

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Longlist entry 14 - Marta Pantaleo


Longlist entry 15 - Katie Ponder

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Longlist entry 16 - Alexandru Savescu

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Longlist entry 17 - Anna Severynovska

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Longlist entry 18 - Darya Shnykina

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Longlist entry 19 - Pedro Silmon


Longlist entry 20 - Wen Dee Tan

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Longlist entry 21 - Sophia Watts


Longlist entry 22 - Amree Weaver

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Longlist entry 23 - Meizhen Xu

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It’s time to cast your vote!

Voting has now closed.

Terms and Conditions

By voting for the Visitors’ Choice Award you are entering a competition  to win books of your choice worth £50 from The Folio Society, plus two tickets to House of Illustration. A single winner will be selected at random from all the public votes. Our decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into in relation to that decision. No cash equivalent is available in whole or part. A valid email address must be part of each entry.  The winner will be notified by the email on the entry, within 15 days of the closing date. If we do not receive a response from the winner within 28 days the prize will be awarded to another voter.

By voting for the Visitor’s Choice Award you are also agreeing to join the House of Illustration and Folio Society’s mailing lists (you can unsubscribe at any time).

You can only vote once and voting closes at midnight GMT on 22 February 2017. Voting is open to members of the public aged 18 or over, except employees of The Folio Society and House of Illustration, their families, associated companies and suppliers.

All data will be processed in accordance with The Folio Society and House of Illustration’s privacy policy. We will not be liable for any computer malfunction which results in votes not being received. Votes not submitted in accordance with the rules or which are otherwise incomplete or illegible will be disqualified.

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