2019 Lit Fest Illustration Winner

3 December 2019

2019 Lit Fest Illustration Winner

This year, as part of the Swindon Youth Festival of Literature, 11 secondary schools took part in the illustration competition. Jodie from Kingsdown came 1st in the year 9-11 category – winning £30 in WH Smith vouchers, a certificate presented by the Mayor of Swindon and a workshop with the other winners at Swindon College with professional author and illustrator, Steve Antony.


The brief was to illustrate the following passage from the 2019 Carnegie Medal winning book The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

I go to the art room
and Isabelle is there with headphones
and a journal and a bag of spicy Doritos.
She starts reading,
Her hands fluttering in the air.
I put my apple down to focus,
Because this feel like an important moment…


Beats - Challenge
Beats - Pride
Beats - Ambition
Beats - Stretch
Beats - Respect
Beats - Responsibilities