The Book Illustration Competition 2020 - Illustration competition

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The Book Illustration Competition 2020 is now open for entries!

The Book Illustration Competition 2020

The Book Illustration Competition, an unique partnership between House of Illustration and The Folio Society, has been recently opened for entries for 2020 seeking to identify and promote new talent in illustration.

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The Book Illustration Competition 2020 now is open for entries! Like an unique partnership between House of Illustration and The Folio Society seeks to identify and promote new talent in illustration.

This year organiser asking you to illustrate 3 poems by Imtiaz Dharker, Emily Dickinson and John Donne.

Submission requiremets:

Your illustrations can be in any medium suitable for printing reproduction, in colour or black and white. All entries must be appropriate for a trimmed page size of 246mm x 185mm. If your design bleeds off the page please work to the following dimensions: 252mm x 191mm(which includes 3mm bleed).

Each illustration must be for a different chapter, spread throughout the book. Do not illustrate the final chapter. Each illustration must be accompanied by a text caption with a maximum of 25 words. The caption should be taken directly from the text, and provide context for the illustration.

You need to submit 1 four-page PDF containing your 3 illustrations on 3 separate pages and 1 further page with the 3 poem titles and the illustration number in the same order as the illustrations. This PDF must not exceed 3MB.

The judges are looking for your unique interpretation of the book. Your entry must be original. Any work based on other adaptations will not be considered.

The shortlist and the overall winner will be announced at the Awards Night on March 18, 2020 at House of Illustration.

Entry fees:

Standard entry fee is 25 GBP and student entry fee is 15 GBP.

Eligibility

This annual international competition is open to illustrators over the age of 18, both students and professionals, who have not been previously published by The Folio Society.

Prize

The winner will be commissioned to complete a further six illustrations and a binding for the book which will be published by The Folio Society. The winner will be paid £5,000 while five runners-up will each receive £500.


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