PRIZE FOR OUTSTANDING ILLUSTRATION IN CHILDREN’S BOOKS
THE Kate Greenaway Medal is named after the popular 19th-century artist known for her fine children’s illustrations and designs. It is awarded annually for an outstanding book in terms of illustration for children and young people. The winner receives a golden medal and £500 worth of books to donate to a library of their choice. Since 2000, the winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal has also been awarded the £5,000 Colin Mears Award. Colin Mears, an accountant and children’s book collector, left a bequest providing the winner with a cash award as well as the coveted prize.