Winners announced for Illustration 2019 Poster Prize

The winners of the prestigious Poster Prize for Illustration 2019 awards have been announced. The competition, which is open to illustrators and students around the world, is organized by the Association of Illustrators (AOI) and London Transport Museum. 

There are now 100 new illustrations at the London Transport Museum, all celebrating London’s diverse narratives. A select number of entries, including the winning entries, will be showcased in the Global gallery until 14th July.

Artists were invited to respond to the theme of London Stories and create an illustration that visually captures a well-known or obscure London narrative; stories that are contemporary or historical, real or imagined. Over 1,500 illustrations were submitted by professional artists and students worldwide.

Our very own Jason Cotterrell, Group Chief Strategy Officer and UK Managing Director, Global, and one of the judges, said: “The standard of entries was extremely high and there was much debate about the need for both artistic excellence and suitability as a communications tool. A poster has to tell a story in an instant, capturing attention and inspiring the imagination. The entire judging panel immediately saw the winning entries as not only excellent pieces of art but also posters.”

Global will be promoting the three winning entries across London Underground.


Winner: Gold

Artist: Eliza Southwood

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