I was very shocked and pleased to find out on the weekend that I had been shortlisted to the final 30 student entries for the Cheltenham Illustration Awards.
Last year, I entered the Cheltenham Illustration Awards with my 'Deforestation' piece. The awards consistently produce beautiful and innovative illustrations. This year's competition was judged by illustration hero, Shaun Tan.
I didn't hear anything so assumed that my entry was unsuccessful. It was not until last weekend when I was casually flicking through the 2012 catalogue that I came across my work in the final 30 shortlisted entries in the student category. Needless to say, I was over the moon!