The Association of Illustrators (AOI) in partnership with London Transport Museum is delighted to announce the illustration competition titled The Prize for Illustration 2019.
The aim of The Poster Prize for Illustration Competition 2019 is to attract artwork for display that is colourful, inspiring and celebrates the vibrant, multi-layered city that is London.
This year the theme is "London Stories".
Artists are invited to visually capture a familiar or lesser-known narrative in a single image. All stories, current or historical, real or fictional which feature this amazing city are welcome. Only your imagination is the limit. Stories could be those seen in a film or play, heard in poetry or music, or read in literature. They may be family anecdotes, or an impression of your daily observations. Your visual story could be inspired by London’s history or contemporary city living. What stories does London have to tell?
All artworks should be in portrait format. London Transport Museum prefers that artworks conform to actual or pro rata standard poster sized: Double Royal – 635 x 1016mm (25 x 40 inches) or Double Crown – 505 x 760mm (20 x 30 inches). However, for this exhibition these sizes are not prescriptive.
If you are shortlisted, you will be asked to submit to firstname.lastname@example.org the high resolution electronic files of your Artwork which will be used by London Transport Museum and the AOI for merchandising and marketing purposes.
The size specification for your high resolution electronic files are as above:
• 635mm x 1016mm or
• 505 x 760mm at 300dpi
Furthermore, you need to submit to your own caption (in no more than 50 words / 200 characters) to explain the inspiration and rationale for your Artwork. This caption will be reproduced to accompany your Artwork if it is exhibited.
If your Submission is selected to be exhibited at the London Transport Museum:
You will need to submit your Artwork in the following format:
• as an original framed artwork no larger than A1
• 841 x 594mm (33.1 x 23.4 inches), or
• as a high definition, high quality framed print no bigger than A2
• 594 x 420mm (23.4 x 16.5 inches);
The top 100 entries selected by a panel of judges will be displayed in an exhibition at London Transport Museum that will run from February to Summer 2019. The winners will be announced at an event during the exhibition opening week that will take place in Jan/Feb 2019.
There is no entry fee for this competition.
No Entry Fee!There is no entry fee to participate!
Who can participate? ⇣
The Prize for Illustration Competition 2019 is open to illustrators and students of illustration throughout the world, regardless whether they are members of the Association of Illustrators or not.