The SAA are very pleased to be supporting the World Illustration Awards by sponsoring The SAA Agents Award for New Talent.

The SAA Associate Prize for New Talent in Illustration at New Designers 2018, Part 2 July 4 – 7

The Society of Artists Agents (SAA) is delighted to be working in partnership with New Designers 2018.

The SAA is a group of like-minded UK Agents who collectively represent nearly 1000 World Class illustrators. We believe in promoting the use of quality illustration and nurturing new illustration talent through our educational programme and, for the third year in a row, we are very proud to offer The SAA Associate Prize for New Talent in Illustration at New Designers Part 2.

This award will be given to a graduate specialising in Illustration who is judged to have created the most fresh and inspiring work within the Visual Communication zone at the show. The prize will be six months career development by one of the SAA’s member agents which will include mentoring, portfolio advice and promotion through the SAA’s website and social media channels..

Last year, the winning graduate of the The SAA Associate Prize for New Talent in Illustration went to Sophie Melissa from Falmouth University and she benefited greatly from the mentoring scheme and is now represented by SAA Member Agent, New Division.

This year’s judges are:

Alice Ball – Agent for Illustration Ltd

Hannah Curtis – Senior Agent for Bright Group

Alex Hadlow – Director of The Artworks

Victoria Pearce – Senior Agent for Illustration Ltd

Tom Robinson – Co-founder of Handsome Frank

New Designers returns 27 June – 7 July - Tickets on sale now at

Catch a glimpse of our creative future with designs and radical new thinking from over 3000 break-through talents under one roof; representing every area of contemporary design.


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