Malta Illustration Annual 2023 — Artworks Selected by the Judging Panel

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A Family Portrait — “You Are What You Eat” — Kristina Zammit Endrich

The artworks that will be published in this year’s Illustration Annual have now been selected by our panel of distinguished judges! The panel of judges have chosen 66 beautiful illustrations by 43 super talented illustrators.

We would like to thank Zoë Barker, Daniela Attard and Thom Cuschieri for taking the time to look at all the lovely work that the illustrators have sent in, and for choosing their top three illustrations. We usually keep these top three illustrations private, and then refer to them when selecting the cover, illustrations for exhibitions etc.. This year we thought we should start making these public because well, we’re not sure why they weren’t made public in the first place!

As always, we have tried to be as fair as we possibly could. Each illustration needed to be selected by two judges out of three, to make it in the Annual. If your work was not selected, it doesn’t necessarily mean it wasn’t good enough — sometimes a judge selects one of your works, another judge selects another, and this is unfortunately not enough for the work to be published. Our aim remains to showcase only the best work in an effort to properly document Maltese illustration.

The Ice Cream Van — Emma Galea Naudi

Selected works including their submission number:

  1. №2 “Childhood Reminiscence” — Luna Candida Cosmano
  2. №11 “Sweeney Todd” — Kyra Lautier
  3. №16 “DayDream — Redbull World Doodle Art 2023” — Julian Cini
  4. №17 “Cisk — A taste of Malta” — Julian Cini
  5. №20 “Surreal Loitering” — Peter Magro
  6. №21 “Naufragio’ (after Turner)” — Peter Magro *Judges’ Honourary Mention*
  7. №22 “Beatles Illustration” — Ivan Sciberras
  8. №23 “Freddie Mercury” — Ivan Sciberras
  9. №24 “The Sleeping Tomcat” — Kathleen Flask
  10. №25 “Ziguzajg Poster” — Matt Stroud *Judges’ Favourite*
  11. №26 “Id-Dinosawru tal-Foresta” — Matt Stroud *Judges’ Favourite*
  12. №32 “L-istilla” — Steffi Venturi
  13. №33 “Connected Through Waves” — Steffi Venturi — *Judges’ Favourite*
  14. №34 “Sanctuary” — Lionel Attard
  15. №35 “Mixtape” — Lionel Attard
  16. №36 “Maggie May — An Adoption Story” — Melanie Grech
  17. №37 “Spring Has Sprung” — Melanie Grech
  18. №43 “Idea Ads” — Fleur Sciortino
  19. №49 “Creative Collective” — Marietta Mifsud — *Judges’ Favourite*
  20. №50 “Pandora” — Marietta Mifsud — *Judges’ Favourite*
  21. №52 “Kolazjon” — Mariam Degiorgio
  22. №54 “Kapural Kukkarda Cucciardi and Nanna Montera” — Marisa Attard
  23. №56 “Selene’ Wine label & Gift pack” — Bob Cardona
  24. №61 “Il-Vjaġġ” — Craig Macdonald
  25. №62 “Il-Veduta” — Craig Macdonald
  26. №66 “Valletta street view sketch” — Yue Tang
  27. №67 “Mosta street view sketch” — Yue Tang
  28. №71 “Songs of Motherhood Illustrated Cover” — Moira Scicluna Zahra
  29. №72 “Illustration for the Malta Book Festival 2023” — Moira Scicluna Zahra — *Judges’ Favourite*
  30. №85 “Presepju Perpetwu” — Clara Azzopardi
  31. №86 “X/FORTI” — Clara Azzopardi
  32. №87 “Grandparent’s House” — Alessia Deguara
  33. №88 “Institut für Hygiene und Mikrobiologie” — Jonn Galea
  34. №89 “Forschungseinrichtung für Uxperimentelle Medizin (Mausbünker)” — Jonn Galea
  35. №91 “Bajja Ġdida (Jien Fekruna tal-Baħar, Page 7)” — Nasim Dardouri
  36. №94 “Iris Apfel” — Carla Polizzi
  37. №96 “The Fox and the Bird” — Francesca Grech
  38. №99 “The Demolition” — Katrina Dalli
  39. №102 “Resident Evil Village — Lady Dimitrescu Poster Art” — Mark Scicluna
  40. №103 “Modern Romance” — Mark Scicluna
  41. №104 “Elbio u x-xih” — Vincianne Scerri
  42. №105 “L-istorja tan-nanna” — Vincianne Scerri
  43. №110 “The Fairy who visited Valletta” — Jessica Cutajar
  44. №111 “Life’s Grand Delusion (Album Cover)” — Julian ‘Julinu’ Mallia
  45. №114 “Swamp Money — Bought & Sold” — Ed Dingli
  46. №115 “Adventures in Utopia” — Ed Dingli
  47. №116 “How to hide a pet shark” — Emma Galea Naudi
  48. №117 “The Ice Cream Van” — Emma Galea Naudi — *Judges’ Favourite*
  49. №118 “Qattus Malti” — Diogo Patarra
  50. №119 “Moka Express” — Diogo Patarra
  51. №120 “Linja Hamra” — Naomi Gatt
  52. №121 “Lady in Madrid” — Naomi Gatt
  53. №122 “Maltese Flora” — Rebecca & Greta Delicata
  54. №126 “Periculum” — Violet Tonev
  55. №129 “St.Andrew” — Eleanor Scerri
  56. №130 “Wheel of Fortune” — Eleanor Scerri
  57. №131 “Teatru Salesjan: the fullness of time” — Kristina Zammit Endrich
  58. №132 “A Family Portrait — “You Are What You Eat” — Kristina Zammit Endrich
  59. №135 “Red Venus” — Ramon Azzopardi Fiott
  60. №139 “Malta’s Patron Saint” — Mark Attard
  61. №140 “Dieħla ġo qalbi” — Mark Attard
  62. №146 “The Untold Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” — Kyle Xuereb Cunningham
  63. №147 “I Am No Tree” — Kyle Xuereb Cunningham
  64. №149 “Travel in Malta” — Yuexin Kong — *Judges’ Favourite*
  65. №150 “The girl and the jellyfish” — Hui Sun
  66. №151 “The Olive Tree” — Hui Sun

We will shortly commence the design of the Malta Illustration Annual 2023. If your work has been selected, we will be in touch with you if we need further information. Please keep looking at our blog and socials for further updates!

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