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The World Illustration Awards 2017 will opened in November 2016. Please keep an eye on the website or follow #WIA2017 on Twitter and Facebook for news.
We will accept entries until February 2017.
You can not change any of the associated images for any of your entries, but you can amend the text you have entered, even after payment.
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The World Illustration Awards are open to all illustrators working in ANY medium, context or geographical location. Commissioners and agencies are also able to submit illustration work.
Current AOI staff, members of the board or patrons are not allowed to enter, nor are members of the jury allowed to enter directly, but their work may be entered by third parties. This would be flagged up to the other judges if there is a confilct of interest.
Entrants have their work seen and judged by industry professionals, which may lead to commissions
We will promote selected entries as they come in across our social networks.
Shortlisted entrants will have:
There are 8 categories: Advertising, Books, Children’s Books, Design, Editorial, Site Specific (formerly Public Realm), Research and Self Initiated. Descriptions can be found in the Categories tab.
There will be one New Talent and one Professional Winner for each category. There are 8 categories so there will be 8 New Talent category winners and 8 Professional category winners. The overall New Talent and Professional winner for the year will be selected from the 16 category winners.
Category Winners are guarateed to feature in the exhibition and publication, and receive special promotion.
The number depends on the selection the jury makes. There is no upper limit to the number of works that can be shortlisted because we want to be able to promote as much good work as possible across all disciplines and media. Publishing the work online enables us to be flexible about numbers and respond to what comes into the competition.
When entering, any supporting text needs to be written in English. If your work is shortlisted to round two judging and, for example, is a book written in another language, it may help to have a translated overview of what it is about.
If you are a Professional entrant and your project has been commissioned it can be entered into any relevant category, for example, if you designed a poster for the London Underground which advertised perfume, it would come under Advertising. If you designed a mural for a skate park it would come under Site Specific. Projects which haven’t been commissioned must be submitted in Self Initiated.
If you are a New Talent entrant, you can submit your work into any category, even if it hasn’t been commissioned. For example, whilst at university, if one of your briefs was to design a storybook, this can be entered into Children’s Books.
This is determined by when the work was made. If the work was made as a student or alternatively within two years of graduation and within the calendar year of 2016 (up to deadline) it is eligible as a New Talent entry.
To qualify as a New Talent entrant you must be a current Undergraduate Student or a Post-Graduate Student. You can also enter as a New Talent entrant if it has been no more than two years since you graduated.
No, there is no limit to the amount of entries you make. Entrants can submit as many entries as they choose and in as many different categories as they feel is appropriate.
Yes, there is no limit on the amount of entries you can submit or the number of categories you enter.
Yes. Work in any media can be entered into any category.
Moving images, animations or films should be uploaded to a permanent link on the internet - such as vimeo or Youtube - and the link entered into the form. Instructions will be in the entry form when you upload entries. You can also include a still as an additional visual aid if you go for a "multiple" entry.
If you have a work that is eligible for more than one category you can enter it into both. If you enter a work into two categories you will have to enter it twice and pay two entry fees. The judges are different for each category and will judge the work within the context of the particular category work they are reviewing.