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Kelpies Design & Illustration Prize 2016 Winner

Darren Gate winning the Kelpies Design & Illustration Prize

Glasgow-based designer Darren Gate won the Kelpies Design & Illustration Prize 2016 with his colourful, comic design for Mark A. Smith's Kelpies Prize winner Slugboy Saves the World.

The judges were impressed by Darren's bright, colourful and fun design which showed a good awareness of the audience for the book.

The Hill of the Red FoxDarren worked with the Floris design team to produce the final cover for Slugboy Saves the World.

Edinburgh College student Grisel Miranda was voted this year's People's Choice winner and received a £75 cash prize.

Kelpies Design & Illustration Prize 2015 Winner

Lewis Copland winning the Kelpies Design & Illustration Prize

Aberdeen based Lewis Copland won the Kelpies Design & Illustration Prize 2015 with his striking design for Allan Campbell McLean's classic spy thriller The Hill of the Red Fox.

The Gray's School of Art student impressed the judging panel with the dynamic composition and bold typography of his design.

The Hill of the Red FoxLewis worked with the Floris design team to produce the final cover for The Hill of the Red Fox. Click here to find out more.

Edinburgh College student Anna Elez Rodrigo, originally from Valencia in Spain, emerged as the People's Choice and received a £75 cash prize, along with the Floris judges' Highly Commended designer Brad Newman, a Canadian designer working in Aberdeen.

Kelpies Design & Illustration Prize 2014 Winner

Astrid Jaekel winning the Kelpies Design & Illustration Prize

Edinburgh based artist Astrid Jaekel won the inaugural Kelpies Design & Illustration Prize with her eye-catching design for Joan Lingard's The Sign of the Black Dagger.

Astrid's design really stood out for the judges; they loved her sophisticated use of colour, as well as the way she used mirrored images of Edinburgh to hint at the story's dual narrative. And Joan herself was equally impressed when she popped into the exhibition to see the shortlisted covers for her book!

The Sign of the Black DaggerAstrid worked with the Floris design team to produce the final cover for The Sign of the Black Dagger. Click here to find out more.

Two commended designers, Mark Doyle and Victoria Pickford, were also awarded a cash prize of £50 each. The judges loved the way Mark's design captured the helter-skelter architecture of Edinburgh's Old Town, while they thought Victoria's use of spots of bright colour against a dark background conjured up the perfect atmosphere for the story.

Mark Doyle receives his commendation for the Kelpies Design & Illustration PrizeVictoria Pickford receives her commendation for the Kelpies Design & Illustration Prize

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