The 2019 World Illustration Awards is now open for entries. Illustrators, commissioners, agents and tutors are invited to submit work made in the 2018 calendar year to the eight categories of the Awards: Advertising, Books, Children's Books, Design, Editorial, Experimental, Research and Site Specific, representing the major areas in which illustration is made for today.
"The WIA are a hugely important platform for the illustration industry," said Ren Renwick, Association of Illustrators CEO. "We're encouraging agents and commissioners as well as individual illustrators to consider entering this year. We want to use the WIA to raise the profile of illustration and highlight the importance of the creative industries world-wide."
Each category will be judged by a panel of international experts, including Kirstie Johnstone, Creative Production Partner and Board Director at AMV BBDO, Stefan Bergmeier, Designer and CEO of Neue Formation GMBH and Leyla Reynolds, Editor at gal-dem, representing some of the industry's most respected names.
The jury will select a shortlist of 200 of the very best projects submitted to the competition, and choose Professional and New Talent Winners in each category. A catalogue featuring the Category Winners, jury profiles and complete shortlist will be published alongside the exhibition and distributed to commissioners all around the world.
The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2019.
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