7 Feb 2017

Competitions World Illustration Awards 2017

Association of IllustratorsLondon, England, United Kingdom

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Opportunity Description

International Deadline: February 20, 2017 – The Association of Illustrators and Directory of Illustration announces the 2017 World Illustrations Awards.

The competition is open to illustrators in any country working in ANY medium or context. Work entered will be reviewed by a jury of international industry professionals. Winners will be announced at a prestigious ceremony at Somerset House. Selected works will also be showcased in an accompanying publication which will be circulated to all major commissioners of illustration.

All entries must be entered into one of eight categories: Advertising, Books, Children’s Books, Design, Editorial, Research, Site Specific and Self-Initiated

All Category Winning entries and a selection of other shortlisted work will be included in the awards exhibition at Somerset House in August 2017.  AOI will contact selected entrants in due course.

The exhibition will tour for about 12 months after the London exhibition and loan agreements issued  at the time of the London exhibition will cover details. In the case of international touring, AOI will issue a digital exhibition with files to be printed at the destination.

Category Winning work and other selected work from the shortlist will be included in the awards  publication, which will be sent out to commissioners worldwide.

Visit us online for complete details and and easy online entry.


  • Midday (UK time) 20 February 2017 – Call for Entry closes
  • March/April 2017 – Judges select shortlist and Winners
  • May/June 2017 – Shortlisted work announced
  • July 2017 – Category Winners announced
  • August 2017 – Awards Ceremony. Awards Exhibition opens at Somerset House
  • Awards Catalogue published – October 2017
  • Exhibition starts national and potentially international tour

The Association of Illustrators (AOI) is a not-for-profit trade organisation promoting contemporary illustration and maintaining industry standards. Established in 1973 the AOI has worked successfully with businesses and colleges to increase the standing of illustration as a profession and improve commercial and ethical conditions. With a membership that includes freelance illustrators, agents, students and colleges the AOI continues to support and educate future generations at every stage of their career.

Association of Illustrators
Somerset House

Opp Categories: + Open to Multi-Media. Opp Types: Competitions. Opp Tags: Deadlines 01 Jan thru Feb, Open to Artists Worldwide, and Special Opportunities. Income: Cash or Value Awards, Exhibition – Group, and Exhibition – Traveling.

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