The winners of the annual Prize for Illustration at the London Transport Museum were announced last night. Previously known as the Serco Prize for Illustration when it was sponsored by the outsourcing company, the awards first see 100 artworks shown in a gallery space at the museum. From these Gold, Silver and Bronze award winners are chosen by a panel of judges led by the Association Of Illustrator's managing director Ren Renwick.
The AOI puts on the awards and exhibition each year with the museum. The competition is open to illustrators worldwide – professional or students – designed to attract colourful and inspiring artwork for display at the museum. Some are also selected to be used on posters around the Tube network, putting them in front of hundreds of thousands of people daily.
This year’s theme was 'sounds of the city', which encouraged entrants to visualise city 'hubbub' and quiet spaces in one illustration.
The first prize went to the delightful image by Milan-based Chiara Ghigliazza called Solo.
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