Who can enter?
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, and patrons are not eligible to enter the competition. Work commissioned by the AOI is not eligible for the competition.
• UK & EU - £25 (including VAT) per Single Entry, £45 (including VAT) per Multiple Entry.
• Amercias & ROW (Rest of the World) - £20.83 (Zero VAT) per Single Entry, £37.50 (Zero VAT) per Multiple Entry
What are the benefits of entering the World Illustration Awards?
Award winners will be announced at a prestigious ceremony at Somerset House, the major arts and cultural centre in the heart of London. Selected works will be displayed in their spectacular Terrace Rooms, which welcomed over 22,000 visitors during the September/October 2016 exhibition. Following this, the exhibition tours to multiple venues across the UK, which receives approximately 40,000 visitors during its run.
Selected works will also be showcased in an accompanying publication, which will be circulated to all major commissioners of illustration - half of these by the Directory of Illustration to their high profile American list.