V&A Illustration Awards 2020 now is over!
The V&A Illustration Awards 2020, the UK’s most prestigious annual illustration competition has been recently opened for entries and like every year celebrate the best illustration published over the last year in the UK.
V&A Illustration Awards 2020 is an open call for entries, held annually to highlight the best book and magazine illustration published in the UK. This competition has the aim to encourage and celebrate high standards of creativity in the industry.
Original artwork from the best-illustrated book, book cover, editorial illustration and student illustrator of the year will be recognised.
There are three categories:
• Book Cover Design
• Book Illustration
• Illustrated Journalism
The published category awards accept print and electronic formats, including self-published work that is available for purchase through a UK-based vendor.
Entries must be an original edition published in the year 2019 to be eligible for the 2020 awards. Reprints are not eligible.
Entries to the Student category must be unpublished (published work should be entered under the other categories of the V&A Illustration Awards).
Only 1 entry per student is permitted.
Entries should have a clearly defined illustrative brief. A description of the brief must be included in the online form. Students may submit work set as coursework by their tutors or they may define their own imagined brief.
The judges will shortlist up to 3 entries from each of the published categories. The student judges will select 5 student entries to be shortlisted for the strong>Student Illustrator of the Year Award.
There is no entry fee to participate!
No Entry FeeThere is no entry fee to participate!
The student category is open to anyone who has attended acourse of study in the UK during 2018 or 2019. This includes non-art courses, distance learning andshortcourses. Entrants must be aged 18 or above by 1 January 2020.