World Illustration Awards 2019 is open for entries
The UK-based Association of Illustrators (AOI) in partnership with US-based Directory of Illustration announces that the World Illustration Awards (WIA) 2019 is open for entries.
Illustrators, commissioners, agents and tutors are invited to submit work made during the 2018 calendar year in eight award categories: Advertising, Books, Children’s Books, Design, Editorial, Experimental, Research and Site Specific.
Each category will be judged by a panel of international experts, who will select a shortlist of 200 of the very best projects submitted to the competition, and choose professional and new talent winners in each category. A catalogue featuring the category winners, jury profiles and complete shortlist will be published alongside the exhibition and distributed to commissioners around the world.
The category and overall winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in central London at an exhibition featuring all shortlisted entries, alongside displays of winning entries. The two overall winners will be awarded cash prizes of £2000 (Professional) and £1000 (New Talent) at the ceremony.
WIA announces the introduction of three new prizes: an AOI Member’s Prize, a Directory of Illustration Award, and SAA Agents Award for New Talent. Prizes include agent representation, portfolio promotion and business support. All winning and highly commended projects will be included in a UK-wide touring exhibition.
More information can be found on the website.