Alberta Book Award in Book Illustration


Administered By: Book Publishers Association of Alberta/Alberta Book Awards
Scope: Provincial
Award Status: Active
Website: Link
Contact Info:
10523 – 100th Avenue
Edmonton, AB T5J 0A8
Tel: 780.424.5060
Fax: 780.424.7943

The Alberta Book Illustration of the Year Award is one of three book design awards administered by the Book Publishers Association of Alberta. The award is presented to an Alberta publisher for best book illustration. This particular award is judged on illustrations including drawings, paintings, photographs and other artwork. Children’s books and art books may be entered. Books are judged on artistic merit, innovation of form, quality of production values and appropriateness to the intended market.

Award Recipients

Yearsort icon Detail Recipient
2016 Renegade Arts Entertainment The Loxleys and Confederation Confederation by Mark Zuehlke, Nigaanwewidam Sinclair and Alexander Finbow illustrations by Claude St. Aubin & Chris Chuckry
2015 Pat Martin Bates: Balancing on a Thread, Patricia Bovey; illustration by Neil Petrunia (Frontenac House)
2015 The Calgary Project: A City Map in Verse and Visual, Dymphny Dronyk and Kris Demeanor, illustration by Define Design (Frontenac House Press)
2014 Claude St. Aubin and Lovern Kindzierski, The Loxleys and the War of 1812 by Alan Grant and Mark Zuehlke. Canmore, AB: Renegade Arts Entertainment, 2013.
2010 Tara Langlois, Theo in the Spotlight: The Concert for Darfur by Patti McIntosh. Edmonton: Maggie & Pierrot, 2009.
2009 Tara Langlois (illustration) and Dustin Delfs (photography), Ollie’s Field Journal: A 9/10ths Happy Story from Africa by Patti McIntosh. Edmonton: Maggie & Pierrot, 2008.
2004 Marilyn Mets and Peter Ledwon, In Abby’s Hands by Wendy A. Lewis. Calgary: Red Deer Press, 2003.
2003 Zhong-Yang Huang, Courage to Fly by Troon Harrison. Calgary: Red Deer Press, 2002.
2000 Bill Slavin, The Bone Talker by Shelley A. Leedahl. Red Deer, AB: Red Deer College Press, 1999.
1999 Dušan Petričić, On Tumbledown Hill by Tim Wynne-Jones. Red Deer, AB: Red Deer College Press, 1998.
1998 Murray Kimber, Fern Hill: A Poem by Dylan Thomas. Red Deer, AB: Red Deer College Press, 1997.
1997 Georgia Graham, Tiger’s New Cowboy Boots by Irene Morck. Red Deer, AB: Red Deer College Press, 1996.
1996 Cynthia Nugent, Mister Got to Go: The Cat That Wouldn’t Leave by Lois Simmie. Red Deer, AB: Red Deer College Press, 1995.