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Serco Prize for Illustration 2012: Secret London

London Transport Museum, in partnership with the Association of Illustrators (AOI), is delighted to announce that submissions are now welcome for the 2012 Serco Prize for Illustration.

This year the theme is Secret London. Entrants are asked to create an illustration that explores a hidden side to the city. The aim of the competition is to attract artwork for display that is colourful, inspiring and celebrates a vibrant, multi-layered London.

The 2012 Serco Prize for Illustration competition is open to students and illustrators throughout the world.

Serco Prize for Illustration 2012: Show the Hidden Side of London

Entries can depict little known or unusual aspects of London’s history, culture, characters and communities – past or present. This is an exciting challenge for artists to celebrate a vibrant, multi-layered London in a way it has never been seen before.

The top 50 entries selected by a panel of judges will be displayed in an exhibition at London Transport Museum that will open Tuesday 13 November and run until Monday 10 December 2012. The winners will be announced at a private award ceremony on the evening of Monday 12 November 2012.

The winning entry will appear on Transport for London services as a poster and prizes will be awarded in three levels:

  • First prize: £2000
  • Second prize: £1000
  • Third prize: £750

The deadline for entries is 5.00pm on Friday, 6 April 2012.

The Serco Prize for Illustration continues Transport for London’s legacy of design that dates back over 100 years. The Museum’s collection of graphic art is one of the best in the world and includes over 5,000 posters and artworks by famous artists including Man Ray, Paul Nash and Edward McKnight Kauffer.