Call for Entries World Illustration Awards 2020

Be ambitious, be seen, be celebrated

The World Illustration Awards are now open for entries until 18 February 2020.
Presented by the Association of Illustrators (AOI) in partnership with USA-based Directory of Illustration, the Awards build on the AOI’s 45-year tradition of competitions. For 2020 the World Illustration Awards will be presented in a refreshed format, offering illustrators the opportunity to showcase and celebrate their most ambitious work.

The Awards are open to professional and new talent illustrators living and working in any media and any country.

The World Illustration Awards 2020 will be judged across ten categories that represent the work being made in the industry today. New categories include Book Covers, Science and Technology, and Design, Product and Packaging.

Four Cross-Category Awards will be presented this year, including a new Innovation Award, recognising work that truly pushes the boundaries of the artform.

The Overall Winners will enjoy cash prizes totalling £3,000, sponsored by Winsor & Newton. Category Winners enjoy in-kind benefits, as well as the coveted WIA trophies.

200 shortlisted entrants will be presented in a digital and print publication sent to commissioners worldwide and available for sale, and be presented in a new look exhibition, as part of the WIA events programme in October 2020.

The AOI will host a programme of talks and events alongside a new look showcase of all 200 shortlisted projects at one of London’s most exciting new venues, Elephant West.

For more information
and guidance about the contest see here:
Apply using the online form on the AOI website:

Deadline: 18 February 2020