Since 2016, ELCAF has been proud to offer the following awards, the winners of which are announced on the last day of the festival:
The ELCAF x WeTransfer Award is a grant that enables artists to see a project come to life. Exhibitors past and present are invited to submit a proposal for a publication they would love to realise but wouldn’t have the means to do so. We offer £3,500 to develop and print a book that will be showcased at ELCAF the following year.
The winner of the 2018 ELCAF x WeTransfer Award was Jayde Perkin for her comic I’m Not Ready which will be launched at ELCAF 2019.
The winner of the 2017 ELCAF x WeTransfer Award was Akvile Magicdust, who developed her comic Tropical Wildchilds which was presented at ELCAF 2018.
The winner for the 2016 ELCAF x WeTransfer Award was Nicolas Burrows for his publication The Elephant Hotel. Please see the video below to hear more about Nicolas’ process of creating the book:
The Audience Award is our way of getting the ELCAF audience and exhibitors to nominate their favourite new publication at the festival. Each exhibitor puts a new publication up for nomination and the festival audience vote for their favourite throughout the weekend. The winner receives a £200 voucher donated by our partners at Cass Art, as well as the opportunity to exhibit at the Cass Art exhibition space in Islington.
Keep an eye out for the #ELCAFAwards. Exhibitors will be highlighting which publication they’re putting forward for nomination closer to the time of the festival.