The Book Illustration Competition 2018 - BOOK ILLUSTRATION COMPETITION

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Book illustration competition titled The Book Illustration Competition 2018 is calling for entries. Below you can find all details about this competition:

The Book Illustration Competition 2018

The book illustration competition, an unique partnership between House of Illustration and The Folio Society, has been recently opened for entries for 2018 seeking to identify and promote new talent in illustration.

About competition

The Book illustration competition was launched in 2011 and since then has received thousands of entries from over 44 countries.

Each year entrants are asked to submit 3 illustrations and a binding design for a book chosen by The Folio Society. The book to be illustrated this year is The Selected Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle. You will need to read and provide one illustration for each of the following stories for your entry.

• A Scandal in Bohemia
• The Man with the Twisted Lip
• The Musgrave Ritual

You can download a PDF of these three stories on the official we site.

All images need to be at least 900 pixels wide on all sides. Each individual image must be no larger than 2MB. Submit a set of your illustrations at 150 dpi, RGB, jpeg (jpeg setting 8). If you are longlisted, you'll be contacted for the master artwork. Master artwork must be 300 dpi CMYK TIF files.

You can use any medium that is suitable for reproduction. Illustrations may be in colour or black and white. All images must be portrait.Only 1 entry per person is allowed.

Entry fee is 25 GBP, or 15 GBP for students.


This competition is open worldwide to illustrators over the age of 18, both student and professional, who have not been previously published by The Folio Society.


The winner receives a highly sought-after commission, worth 5,000 GBP, to complete a total of nine illustrations and a binding design for the book, which is then published by The Folio Society. Five runners each receive 500 GBP cash.

The shortlist and overall winner will be announced at the Awards Night on Tuesday 20 February 2018 at House of Illustration.

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