The World Illustration Awards

DEADLINE : 9th February, 2015

The World Illustration Awards are open to illustrators in any country working in ANY medium or context.

Work must be entered as either a New Talent entry or a Professional entry.

New Talent entrants are Undergraduate Students, Post-Graduate Students or Graduates within two years of graduation. Professional entrants are all other professional illustrators.

Work can be entered by the creator of the work (illustrator, student /new graduate) or by any third party such as an Agent, Designer, College, Publisher or Commissioner.

Members of the AOI staff, board, awards steering group, and patrons are not eligible to enter the competition. Work commissioned by the AOI is not eligible for the competition.

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What Can Be Entered?

Work entered for the competition must have been created or published between 1st January 2014 to February 2015*. Work in ANY medium can be entered in ANY category.

Entries can either be:

Single Image Entry (one image per entry) or

Multiple Image Entry (up to 5 images per entry). Multiple Entries are more expensive and should therefore be used to showcase different elements of the same project (multiple illustrations, spreads from a book and so on).

Professional entries must have been commercially commissioned for all categories except Public Realm and Self-Initiated Work.

New Talent entries do not have to be commercially commissioned and should be entered into the category that is most relevant to the work. For example, a college project creating a picture book should be entered as a New Talent entry in the Children’s Book Category.

Work must be entered into one of the 8 categories. These are very broadly defined to welcome work of all types and in all contexts where illustration is used. If you are unsure which category to enter please contact us for advice.

Cost Of Entry

Please note the cost of entry will be determined by the country in which you are submitting your payment/entry.


Single Image Entry

UK & EU – £25 (including VAT) per entry

ROW (Rest of the World) – £20.83 (no VAT) per entry

Multiple Image Entry

UK & EU – £45 (including VAT) per entry

ROW (Rest of the World) – £37.50 (no VAT) per entry

Key Dates

Midday Monday 9 February 2015
Call for Entry closes

April 2015
Shortlisted work announced

June 2015
Category Winners announced

October 2015
Awards Ceremony
Awards Exhibition opens
Awards Catalogue published

November 2015
Exhibition starts 12-month national tour


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