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AOI’s Illustration Awards 2013 – Call for Entries

The Association of Illustrators (AOI) is calling for entries for its major annual competition for illustrators until March, 2013. The competition has been rebranded as the Illustration Awards following 36 successful years as Images.

The Illustration Awards are produced to recognise exceptional work by illustrators internationally and promote illustration as an essential contributor to global visual culture. They are open to all illustrators working across all sectors using any medium.

With the AOI entering its 40th year in 2013 as an organisation that represents the artistic and commercial interests of illustrators, it remains as committed as ever to maintaining the integrity of the industry as well as showcasing a range of contemporary talent.

Enter the AOI’s Illustration Awards 2013 Until 28 February 2013

There are eight categories for submissions, which are: Advertising, Books, Children’s Books, Design, Editorial & Social Comment, Public Realm, Research & Knowledge Communication, and Selfinitiated Projects. Each category will be judged by a panel of three distinguished industry professionals. The chair for 2013 will be writer and Varoom editor, John O’Reilly.

A shortlist of 16 winners will be selected from which two overall award winners will be announced in the categories of Professional Illustration which is open to all practicing professionals, and New Talent, which is open to students and recent graduates. These will be announced at a special award ceremony and exhibition launch at Somerset House, London in October 2013.

The Association of Illustrators (AOI) is a non-profit trade association with a membership that includes freelance illustrators, agents, clients, students and colleges. Established in 1973, it is the leading body to represent illustrators in the UK and campaigns for illustrators’ rights, continually working to increase the professional standing of illustrators, commercially and artistically.

Entry Fee

  • £25 (inc VAT) per entry for AOI Members and student entries
  • £45 (inc VAT) per entry for Non AOI members