14 August 2019
Hachette NZ and the Margarey Mahy estate have announced the shortlist for the inaugural Margaret Mahy Illustration Prize for unpublished illustrators.
The shortlisted illustrators are:
- Emily Walker
- Hilary Jean Tapper
- Jane McIntosh
- Lara Cash
- Sarah Greig.
Unpublished New Zealand artists were invited to illustrate Mahy’s story ‘A Boy with Two Shadows’, as part of Hachette’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of Mahy’s children’s book A Lion in the Meadow. The publisher received more than 140 entries.
The winner will receive NZ$1000 cash (A$950), NZ$500 (A$475) worth of books and a discussion about developing their illustrations for publication. Two runners up will receive a collection of books valued at NZ$250 (A$240). The winners will be announced on 29 August.