19th May 1999




Talented students at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside have once again caught the attention of the art world.


Earlier this year Illustration students swept the board in a top art magazine competition taking first, second, third and all runners-up places.


Now a job in the glamorous world of publishing is on the cards for one of two Hull students who attracted the praise of judges in the Macmillan Children’s Book Competition.


Third-year Louise Ellis, 23, and 21-year-old second-year student Alice Beasley combined their talents of illustrating and writing to win commendations in the national competition.


After graduating this year, Louise will go on the books of top London agency The Organisation who will get her portfolio firmly on the desk of all the best-known publishers, including Macmillan.


Judges were impressed by her children’s story-book “Helen the Human Butterfly”, about a small girl with stripy tights and bunches who has a special talent, which she both wrote and illustrated.


Alice Beasley was also praised for her book “The Dreams that Mary Had” and it is hoped the commendation will go some way towards furthering her career when she completes her studies next year.


Fellow student John Simpson is another in a long line of the university’s art students who have received national recognition. 33-year-old John won the ‘Best’ category on the Student Design Yearbook 1999 for his illustration of a clown. When the book is published his work will feature on the first page.


Twenty-two year-old Jennette White was the winner of the Artist and Illustrator magazine’s Daler Rowney Student Award which gained her a feature in the Student Showcase. Students from the university also took all runners-up places.




Sam Hendley, Press Officer. Tel: 01522 886042