Picture This! 2023 competition

In 2023 I was one (of the three) winners of the Picture This! illustration competition, hosted by Dutch publishing house Lemniscaat. To join this competition, each illustrator had to send in three illustrations that tell one story, accompanied with a short description of the story and the pieces of text that go with each illustration.

My winning illustrations are linocut prints, all black and white, filled with details, textures and funny little elements that each tell a story of their own. The story is about Senna, a girl who is looking for her cat Snoet. He hasn't come home for dinner, and now Senna has to go to bed without having a cuddle from her favourite pet. She is tired of searching all day and falls asleep immediately. In her dreams, her search for Snoet continues...

The jury's verdict:
"The story and Sofie's talent for illustration are beautifully combined in her linocuts. The original style and ambience invite the reader to take a closer look to see what is happening. Her clear, flowing lines and shapes are beautiful and attractive to children."