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World Illustration Awards 2024

    World Illustration Awards 2024 | Graphic Competitions
     Category:  Illustration
     Deadline:  February 13, 2024 - expired! December 3, 2023
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    The World Illustration Awards 2024, organized by the esteemed Association of Illustrators (AOI) in collaboration with the Directory of Illustration, stand as a premier platform open to illustrators globally. This illustrious competition provides a unique opportunity for both Professional and New Talent Illustrators, working individually or as collectives, as well as commissioners, agents, and tutors, to showcase their creativity. The event welcomes submissions of outstanding illustration work created, commissioned, or published since January 2023, fostering a dynamic space for artists to have their talents recognized and celebrated on an international scale.

    This globally-recognized competition, boasting ten industry-relevant categories, is not only a testament to the excellence within the illustration community but also a gateway to invaluable exposure. Judged by distinguished professionals from the global illustration industry, the World Illustration Awards offer a comprehensive experience that begins with entries featured on the popular @worldillustrationawards Instagram. The journey unfolds with the announcement of 500 longlisted projects in May, followed by the release of the 200 shortlisted projects in July through an Online Showcase. This digital exhibition serves as a global stage, extensively marketed to industry influencers, commissioners, and peers, often leading to new opportunities and collaborations. The culmination occurs in September with the excitement of winner announcements, networking events, and the unveiling of the online catalog.

    In its mission to support and celebrate international creativity, the World Illustration Awards, presented by AOI, have been a staple in the industry since 2015. This competition not only connects illustrators with their peers and the global illustration industry but also serves as a nexus for emerging talents and established professionals. With a focus on exploring illustration as an art form, the Awards encapsulate the spirit of creativity, providing illustrators with a holistic platform to propel their careers forward. Visit the official website to delve into the diverse categories, submission details, esteemed judges, and the myriad benefits that being part of the World Illustration Awards entails.

    Entry fees vary with a single entry costing £29/€33/$36 and multiple entries priced at £48/€55/$60. An early bird discount, applicable until 3rd January 2024, offers AOI Members a 30% discount and non-members a 10% discount.


    The competition is open to illustrators worldwide, working in any format, medium, or context.


    The World Illustration Awards 2024 offer significant prizes, including cash prizes of £3,000 and £1,000 for the Overall Winners, along with awards for category winners, highly commended projects, and shortlisted and longlisted projects. Additionally, there are specific awards like the Huion Award for best Digital. The competition provides exposure through online showcases, networking events, and a potential boost to illustrators’ careers. Winners receive trophies, AOI memberships, mentorship, and various other benefits. The judging process takes place from March to May 2024, with winners announced in September 2024.

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