Crichton Award for Children's Book Illustration

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The Crichton Award for Children's Book Illustration is one of several awards presented annually by the Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA).

The award was set up from a legacy made to the Victorian Branch of the CBCA by Mr Wallace Raymond Crichton in 1985.[1] The first award was presented in 1988.

To see the history of the CBCA and other CBCA Awards, see: List of CBCA Awards

Award Category and Description[edit]

The Crichton Award for Children's Book Illustration is for recognising new talent in the field of Australian children's book illustration.[1]

List of Crichton Award Winners[edit]

  • 1988 - Raymond Meeks for The Pheasant and the Kingfisher
  • 1989 - Marilyn Pride for Australian Dinosaurs
  • 1990 - Jeanie Adams for Pigs and Honey
  • 1991 - Grace Fielding for Bip, the Snapping Bungaroo
  • 1992 - Kim Gamble for The Magnificent Nose & Other Marvels
  • 1993 - Donna Leslie for Alitiji in Dreamland
  • 1994 - Jenny Sands for Is it True Grandfather?
  • 1995 - Joint Winners
Astri Baker for I Wish I'd Gone to the Moon with Neil Armstrong
Geoff Kelly for Power and Glory
  • 1996 - Anne Spudvilas for The Race
  • 1997 - Sally Rippin for Fang Fang's Chinese New Year
  • 1998 - Joint Winners
Shaun Tan for The Viewer
Anna Pignataro for I'm in the Sky and I Can't Come Back
  • 1999 - No winner this year
  • 2000 - Lorette Broekstra for Baby Bear goes to the Zoo
  • 2001 - Caroline Magerl for Grandma's Shoes
  • 2002 - Mini Goss for When Mum was Little
  • 2003 - Naomi Mairou for The Dugong Meadow
  • 2004 - Freya Blackwood for Two Summers
  • 2005 - Declan Lee for Wings
  • 2006 - Jeremy Geddes for The Mystery of Eilean Mor
  • 2007 - Vince Agostino for When elephants lived in the sea
  • 2008 - Anna Walker for Santa’s Aussie Holiday
  • 2009 - Sarah Davis for Mending Lucille
  • 2010 - Joint Winners
Andy Geppert for Little big tree
Andrew Joyner for The terrible plop

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "The Crichton Award for Children's Book Illustration". Children's Book Council of Australia. Archived from the original on 2007-07-23. Retrieved 2007-07-29.