World Illustration Awards 2015 – Call for Entries Now Open

For nearly four decades, the AOI has presented the most comprehensive and significant awards for illustration in the UK. Now, for the first time in the history of the organisation they welcome an international partner, the Directory of Illustration, to create the World Illustration Awards 2015, honouring the most inspiring illustration throughout the world.

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The call for entries is open!

Work entered into the World Illustration Awards will be reviewed by a jury of distinguished and international industry professionals. The competition shortlist reflects exceptional work by illustrators currently making an outstanding contribution to visual culture and is published in full on theaoi.com, which receives over 100,000 hits per month.

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. 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.

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Who Can Enter?

The World Illustration Awards are open to illustrators working in ANY medium, context or geographical location. 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.

What Can Be Entered?

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.

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). Single or Multiple Entries can be entered in any category, depending on the size of the project or number of images within it. 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.

Cost of Entry

Single Entry

UK & EU - £25 (including VAT) per entry
ROW - £20.83 (no VAT) per entry


Multiple Entry
UK & EU - £45 (including VAT) per entry
ROW - £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 at Somerset House
Awards Catalogue published

November 2015
Exhibition starts 12-month national tour

Levi Pinfold’s Black Dog: Children’s Book Winner, AOI Illustration Awards 2013

Congratulations to Levi Pinfold whose stunning picture book, Black Dog, has won the prestigious CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2013.

The judges describe the book as ‘A visual treat, full of mood and atmosphere, the beautiful illustrations are full of detail and perfectly in keeping with the story … A timeless, thought-provoking book about facing up to anxiety, fears, and the black dog that visits some of us from time-to-time.’
Black Dog has also won first prize in the Children's Book Category in the year's AOI Illustration Awards AND the picture books category in the Coventry Inspiration Book Awards 2013.
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Levi Pinfold is represented by Arena

Lizzie Mary Cullen scoops the AOI Gold Design Award

One of the "design industry’s young leading lights" (Design Week 2011) Lizzie Mary Cullen continues her trail of awesomeness by scooping the Gold Design Award from the Association of Illustrators (AOI) exhibition,
The winning piece is called ‘Lightwells at Somerset House’ and is a piece commissioned by Somerset House for the launch of their new venue last
year.
Lizzie Mary Cullen is represented by Phosphor Art

Images 36 invite!

We are proud to announce that an illustration by our wonderfully talented new artist, Anuska Allepuz, has been selected for use on the AOI's invitation and poster for the prestigious 'Images 36, The Best of British Illustration 2012' exhibition. Her delicate but modern approach to drawing shines through in this stylish design and will be a fantastic advert for all that is great about illustration today. Make sure to go down to Somerset House, the new home of the AOI, to see the exhibit!

Anuska Allepuz is represented by the Organisation

IMAGES 35 – launching tonight!


Images is the premier and longest running jury-selected illustration competition, annual and touring exhibition in the UK. It provides the leading showcase for the great variety of contemporary illustration commissioned in the UK today, published alongside self-initiated promotional artwork and up-and-coming new talent.
Tonight is the launch and award ceremony (by invitation only) where this year's winners will be announced

London exhibition:
Bankside Gallery, 48 Hopton Street, London, SE1 9J
Open to the public: Friday 26 August – Friday 2 September 2011,
Monday to Sunday, 11.00 –18.00, entry free

 

The Serco Prize for Illustration



Canary Wharf by Tube, bus, river and DLR Designers: Trickett and Webb

Deadline extended: 17.00 Tuesday 29 March 2011
Exhibition: Tuesday 10 May to Friday 3 June 2011

London Transport Museum, in partnership with the Association of Illustrators, is delighted to announce the 2011 Serco Prize for Illustration. This year, the theme is the River Thames and entries should feature the river as a central feature of London and London life. It is the task of entrants to create an illustration that draws attention to the benefits of the river.

The top three entries will receive a monetary award and may be used in an advertising and promotional campaign run by London Transport Museum. The top 50 entries will be displayed in an exhibition at London Transport Museum that will open in May 2011.

Prizes will be awarded in three levels

First prize £2000
plus display of the illustration as a poster on Transport for London services

Second prize £1000

Third prize £750

For conditions, terms of entry and to submit please go HERE.

For further information about the Museum and its collection see www.ltmuseum.co.uk

AOI Images – NEWS

There’s now even more time to enter the UK’s most comprehensive and prestigious Illustration competition, Images 35!

Created or commissioned a piece of illustration you’re proud of? Want other professionals working in illustration and design to know about it? Then enter your best work into the Association of Illustrators’ Images competition.

Deadline: Wednesday, September 15th 2010

AOI IMAGES 35 – Call for Entries

Call for Entries
Association of Illustrators’ Images 35 competition
Best of British illustration 2011
To enter go to aoiimages.com

Deadline: Tuesday 31st August 2010

Images is the ultimate showcase for the best of contemporary British illustration. Now in its 35th year, Images is the definitive independent jury-selected illustration annual distributed to 4000 commissioners, and culminates in a touring exhibition around the UK. The jury consists of nine eminent industry figures including Sam Freeman Art Director Design Week; Martin Harrison - Senior Designer, The Times and Geoffrey Pais -  Art Director,  BBC Learning. Categories include: Advertising, Books, Children’s Books, Design, Editorial, New Media, Self-Promotion and New Talent.

Call for Entry Images 35 –
the longest standing jury-selected illustration annual and exhibition in the UK
Deadline: Tuesday 31st August 2010

The Images 34 book will be launched at the private view party in September 2010 and can be bought for £39.95 through the Images website. The London show, featuring about 250 illustrations from artists such as David Hughes, Andy Smith and Carolyn Gowdy amongst many others, will be at LCC, Elephant & Castle: 8th September – 14 September 2010 and subsequently touring the UK until September 2011.

For more information about all things AOI and Images visit theAOI.com and AOIimages.com

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