Illustration commissioned for the purpose of advertising any type of product, event or brand in any media and presented through any platform.
Includes but is not limited to … music projects, billboards, television advertising, posters, print media advertising, viral advertising, digital pop ups and apps.
Image: When We Pollute the Ocean, We Pollute Ourselves by Pieter Van Eenoge
Illustration commissioned and published within the book format for a readership of 16 years or over. Work submitted may be a book cover, inside illustrations, whole book design or entire publication.
Includes but is not limited to … graphic novels, e-books, interactive books, text books, works of fiction and non-fiction, zines, reference books and artist books.
Image: Nineteeneightyfour by Jonathan Burton
Illustration commissioned and published within the book format for a readership of 16 years or under. Work submitted may be the book cover, inside illustrations, whole book design or entire publication.
Includes but is not limited to … graphic novels, e-books, interactive books, picture books, chapter books, works of fiction and non-fiction, zines, reference books, artist books and pop-up books.
Image: Grandad's Island by Benji Davies
Illustration commissioned and published within the context of a design brief. This is a very broad category and includes all areas of design.
Includes but is not limited to … branding, packaging, surface design, fashion design, graphic design, product design, merchandising, stationery, greetings cards, annual reports, brochures, leaflets, calendars, inserts, wraps, CDs, DVDs, record sleeves, stamps, character design, pattern design, typography, icons, games, UI, digital, apps and interior design (for example, cushions, carpets, cups, fabric, household goods).
Image: BAFTA Film Awards Brochures 2015 by Malika Favre
Design Category is sponsored by Affinity Designer
Illustration commissioned and published within the context of journalism, comment, reporting, current affairs, campaigning, social comment and news communication in any media and for any platform.
Includes but is not limited to … feature articles, news items, reports, cartoons, political satire, reportage, graphic facilitation and documentary.
Illustration commissioned for the purpose of undertaking research and communicating knowledge. Illustration that is used as a research or investigative tool and that represents, explains or seeks to understand information or data.
Includes but is not limited to … natural history illustration, wildlife, scientific illustration, forensic imagery, architectural imagery, illustration supporting academic research (for example in archaeology, geology, paleontology, natural sciences, biological sciences), visual informatics, data-visualisation and graphic facilitation.
Image: History of Type (animation) by Ivan Bravo
Projects developed by the artist and not in response to an external brief. This may be any kind of work that the illustrator has 'self commissioned' or unrealised commissioned work.
Includes but is not limited to ... self initiated work from areas covered in all other categories plus other approaches to making work such as events, exhibitions, installations, experimental work, public realm projects and personal projects.
Illustration created for and displayed in the built or natural environment.
Includes but is not limited to … graffiti, street art, live events, heavy pencil, participatory projects, installations, interventions, performance, bill boards, poster sites, public commissions, architectural commissions and performance.
Image: Royal London Children’s Hospital by Chris Haughton