We are delighted to announce our latest competition: From Seed to Table–Summer Surprises! It is taking place over August and there will be two competitions. The winner of each competitions will receive a prize of £1,000. More details about the competition, including how to enter.
We are delighted to announce our latest competition – Hello, Spring! – which is taking place over April. There will be two competitions on the theme of Hello, Spring! and the winner of each competitions will receive a prize of £1,000. Click on the image/link to find out more details about the competition, including how to enter.
We are delighted to announce our latest competition – Winter Comforts – which is taking place over December and January! There will be three competitions on the theme of Winter Comforts – and each competition will have a different focus. The winner of each of the three competitions will receive a prize of £1,000. Find out more details […]
The work of the illustrator is key to inspiring our first love of books. We all know and love many picture book characters from their image alone. Picture Hooks are proud to announce a new, bi-annual award, The Invisible Prize, which will acknowledges the quiet reach and huge influence that the illustrator offers. This year, The […]
Thank you to everyone who entered our four From Seed to Table competitions. We were so pleased with the response. You sent us some fantastic entries and gave the judging panel a hard time selecting the winners and the runners up! You may have seen some of the winning submissions on Instagram – but, in […]
The deadline for our mentoring scheme is fast approaching! Six mentees will be matched with six mentors for nine months. It’s rather like working closely with an editor for a year and previous mentees have found it immensely helpful in developing their work and contacts within the industry. There’s a small admin charge – but, […]
At Picture Hooks we are tremendously lucky to work with exceptional illustrators who do a wonderful job mentoring our emerging illustrators. We can’t wait to see the work our pairs will produce together and individually before our next exhibition launches, and look forward to our events throughout 2019. Our mentors and mentees will have their […]
We’ll soon be announcing our fantastic mentors for the next round of our mentoring scheme, and you’ve already met our newest mentees. As we’ve mentioned, it was an incredibly strong year in terms of our applications and we are keen to let you know about the folk who were shortlisted during the process. So, here’s […]
First of all thank you to everyone who applied for a place on our mentoring scheme. The standard was incredibly high, we enjoyed looking at all the submissions we received, and it was a tough job to whittle it down to a shortlist. Our panel thoroughly enjoyed meeting all the shortlisted illustrators and hearing more about their […]
Kirsti Beautyman is a Newcastle based illustrator, who graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 2016. Her jungle-strewn, ethereal illustration earned her the title of Picture Hooks illustrator of the year for 2017-18. She was mentored by Helen Stephens. Now that applications are open for the new mentoring scheme, we thought it was time to […]