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Third year Illustration student Amita Sevellaraja has been longlisted for this year's Book Illustration Competition.

Amita's work is one of 25 entries up for The People's Choice Award.

She told us: "It's wonderful to have my work recognised, especially by a well-known, prestigious publishing house such as the Folio Society! These past three years of university have really pushed me to re-evaluate how I approach my art, and it's satisfying to know that my pieces resonate with others.

"I'm very inspired by music and the rich atmosphere it invokes, as well as whimsical, dark imagery. This brief was about capturing poetry - so I'm happy with the fact that people thought these captured the emotion well!"

The People's Choice Award will be presented to the longlisted entry with the most votes from the public at the Awards Night on Wednesday 18 March. The winner will receive books of their choice worth £100 from The Folio Society, plus a year's membership to House of Illustration.

The Book Illustration Competition is a partnership between House of Illustration and The Folio Society that identifies and celebrates new talent in illustration.

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