The Book Illustration Competition 2018 now is over!
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.
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 whiteOnly 1 entry per person is allowed.
Entry fee is 25 GBP, or 15 GBP for students.
Who can participate? ⇣
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.