' The 'Bird Illustrator of the Year' enters its second decade, supported once again by the welcome sponsorship of Kowa telescopes. Judging the 268 drawings was no easier this year, and the regular trio of judges was glad to be joined by Alan Harris, one of BB's art consultants and a former winner and judge. The winners were as follows:
1st John Cox (Romford, Essex) 2nd Mark Hulme (Worthing, West Sussex) 3rd George Brown (Braintree, Essex) Runner-up Stephen Message (Cranbrook, Kent)
THE RICHARD RICHARDSON AWARD 1st Stephen Message (Cranbrook, Kent) There were a great many excellent individual drawings, and the general standard of work maintained the high of last year.