2022 Kidlit411 Banner Contest Winners
Nov. 26, 2021
Every year, we are blown away by the amazing great banner designs that come in, and this year was no different.
We finally narrowed down the twelve banners we will use in 2022, with the first two winning cash prizes, and all of the artists getting an Illustrator Spotlight during the month they will be featured.
Congratulations to all!
FIRST PLACE ($150): Linh My Nguyen
|© Lynh My Nguyen|
Linh My Nguyen is our first place winner! We love the warm colors and dreamy design filled with magic and adventure. Lynn is a children's illustrator born and raised in Vietnam and currently living in Southern California. The image was created digitally on an iPad. Her banner will be featured in January 2022 along with an Illustrator Spotlight.
SECOND PLACE ($100): Rafael Macho
|© Rafael Macho|
Our second place winner is Rafael Macho! We love the quirky birds reading books and enjoying life. Rafael is an author and illustrator and motion graphics director. His banner will be featured in February 2022 along with an Illustrator Spotlight. This banner was created digitally on Photoshop.
The following ten honorable mention banners will be featured the rest of 2022. They are not ranked in any order of preference; we chose them for each month roughly based on how they might fit with that month's vibe.
March 2022: Caiti Chase Massey
|© Caiti Chase Massey / digital|
|© Holly Stone-Barker / cut paper collage|
May 2022: Audrey Suau
|© Audrey Suau / digital|
June 2022: Polina Poluektova
|© Polina Poluektova/ watercolor + digital|
July 2022: Ariana Padron
|© Ariana Padron/ digital|
August 2022: Noémi Gionet Landry
|© Noémi Gionet Landry / digital|
September 2022: Nancy Colle
|© Nancy Colle / mixed media|
October 2022: Kelly Mangan
|© Kelly Mangan / watercolor, ink + digital|
November 2022: Danielle Heitmuller
|© Danielle Heitmuller / watercolor + ink, digitally composited|
December 2022: Kathryn Rammell
|© Kathryn Rammell / digital|