National prize for illustration student

BA (Hons) Illustration student Blair Frame was awarded the runners-up prize in the student category of the Cheltenham Illustration Awards 2011.

Blair, from Dudley, is in the third year of his degree at the School of Art & Design and won £500.

The 27-year-old said: “The pieces I submitted were a selection of images and spreads from a story book I produced for a second year project entitled ‘Reynardine’. The story follows that of an old folk tale (reworked into a song by Fairport Convention), about a Werewolf who lures young girls away to his castle. I wanted to make the tale into contemporary story with relevance. The main theme of the story became about the world of trafficking young girls into the sex industry.”

Course Leader for Illustration, John Clementson, said: “The Illustration staff team are delighted at Blair’s success, his original idea and the quality of the artwork deservedly won recognition in this prestigious national competition.”

The Cheltenham Illustration Awards are administrated by the University of Gloucestershire, and an exhibition of winners will be held in Autumn 2011.

Further information 

For more information about Blair Frame's work, visit

For media inquiries please contact Vickie Warren in the Media Relations Office on 01902 322736

Date Issued: Friday, 14 October 2011

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