Sunday, 10 July 2011

Penguin Design Awards

The last few weeks have been pretty busy and I haven't posted anything since we broke up for the holiday, oops! So here's what's being going on....
On the tuesday after we finished I discovered I'd been shortlisted for the Penguin Design Award. I was totally gobsmacked as close to 700 people entered the Puffin category so wasn't expecting much!
Subsequently, all the shortlisted entrants were invited to resubmit their designs following advice given by Anna Billson, the Puffin Art Director. I changed a number of things in my design included the characters, the spine and the blurb - the later two involved tying them in more with the overall design.
I also had to wrap my design around a book, complete a research board, put my design on a board and a CD and write a short synopsis. This was all then shipped off to London to be judged.
On 22nd June my mum and I went down to London for the presentation ceremony. The Penguin offices were on the Strand and were very snazzy! There was a great view of the Thames from the balcony so it was really nice.
Unfortunately I wasn't placed anywhere but we had great day anyway and the winner was very deserving - check out all the shortlisted and winners here.
Here's my final design, the flap in detail and some photos of the ceremony:


  1. this is excellent well done! the flap idea is really cool, - you were robbed! :)