The 3×3 Magazine recently has launched its 16th International Illustration Show and invites illustrators from all parts of the world to submit their best work.
The 3x3 Magazine of Contemporary Illustration every year judging the world’s best contemporary illustration inviting all illustrators, art directors, graphic designers, educators, students, recent graduates, editors, publishers to submit they best work for its 3x3 International Illustration Awards Show.
The 3×3 International Illustration Show is hosted every year since 2003. This is the first publication devoted entirely to the art of contemporary illustration.
First we want to preserve today’s illustration by producing printed forms of communication to enable future generations to get a glance at what illustrators were doing during this time period. In this digital age it is too easy to lose track of an individual’s work, to search through past archives looking for information about an artist or specific project is time-consuming. With 3x3 the information is on your bookshelf or with our digital copies, desktop, letting you update your knowledge of a particular artist of interest. The two work hand-in-hand to provide a record of achievement.
...Our interest is in helping the best illustrators advance their careers and to that end we offer conferences, podcasts, portfolio reviews, workshops and affordable magazines and books, in print and digital editions, to help the next generation of illustrators learn from the experiences of the current generation.
Lastly, we want to promote in every way possible the importance, viability and uniqueness of using illustration in advertising, publishing, corporate, institutional, books and animation...
There are two main categories in which you can participate:
• Professional Show - includes animation, advvertising, books including picture books, comics, corporate communication, covers, seven categories of editorial illustration, ephemera, fashion, gallery, packaging, posters, sci-fi, self-promotion, textiles, three-dimensional and unpublished.
• Student Show - include animation, books, picture books, illustration and sci-fi
Images must be 1024 pixels on the longest side, 72 dpi, RGB, jpg. Organiser will request hires files from all winners for reproduction.
Animation entries must be entered in QuickTime format (.mov) and no larger than 25MB. Animated gifs are also accepted.
For books, comics or graphic novels enter the front cover with title and three to four representative spreads digitally.
New this year is the Gary Powell Student Award. One of the student show winners will be selected by a panel of British illustrators to receive this special award — one-year mentorship with four leading illustrators in the UK. Entry fees:
• Single Entry: $35
• Series Entry (3–5 images with same theme): $60
Student Show Fees
• Single Entry: $15
• Series Entry (3–5 images with same theme): $35
Entries submitted after 22nd March 2019 will be considered late and will incur an additional $10 late fee.
Who can participate? ⇣
The 3x3 International Illustration Awards Show 2019is open to all illustrators, art directors, graphic designers, educators, students, recent graduates, editors, publishers in all countries for commissioned and non-commissioned work produced and/or published prior to the show deadline of March 22, 2019.