The Macmillan Prize 2020

News 15th July 2020: Further to our announcement in March about a delayed 2020 Macmillan Prize for Illustration, it is with regret that we today announce our decision to cancel the award for this year. Events remain uncertain around COVID-19 and we cannot assume that we will be able to receive or judge entries as we would like to by the end of this year. 

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The Macmillan Prize for Illustration will return in 2021, when we will celebrate 35 years of the award. We will follow the usual timings in the first half of the year with submissions in April.  

In these exceptional circumstances, we will be extending our criteria for entry to include students completing their courses this year (academic year 2019/2020).  

The new and full Terms and Conditions will be published when the 2021 award is announced in December 2020. 

If you have any immediate queries, please email

We are disappointed not to be able to proceed this year and we know you will be too. But we do hope you will enter your work when we open for submissions next year. In the meantime, we wish you all good health in the coming months.