V&A Illustration Awards 2019 - ILLUSTRATION COMPETITION

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The Call for Entries titled V&A Illustration Awards 2019 is now open!

CALL FOR ENTRIES - V&A Illustration Awards 2019 is an open call for entries, held annually to highlight the best book and magazine illustration published in the UK, has the aim to encourage and celebrate high standards of creativity in the industry.


The V&A Illustration Awards 2019,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. Original artwork from the best-illustrated book, book cover, editorial illustration and student illustrator of the year will be recognised.

The V&A Illustration Awards were established in 1972 and are held annually to highlight the best book and magazine illustration published in the UK. The aim is to encourage and celebrate high standards of creativity in the industry.

There are three categories:

Book Cover Design
Book Illustration
Illustrated Journalism

Submission requirements:

There is no limit on the number of entries in the published category. In the student category, only one entry per student is allowed. This may be a sequence as for an illustrated book or may be alternative trials or preparatory work for a single piece such as a commercial illustration. Entries should have a clearly defined illustrative brief, which must be described on the competition entry system. The brief is open. Students may submit work set as coursework by their tutors or they may define their own imagined brief.

All images uploaded must be in the JPEG format, maximum file size of 1MB and not larger than 900 pixels in width.

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 student prize.

Winners will be announced at the Awards ceremony in May 2019.

All winners and student shortlist will have their work displayed at the Museum from Friday 17 May until Sunday 25 August 2019.

There is no entry fee to participate!

It's free to enter!

Who can enter?

V&A Illustration Awards 2019 is open to illustrators resident in the UK, or publishing within the UK book and journalism markets. The student category is open to anyone who has attended a course of study in the UK during 2017 or 2018.


The winner in each published category receives £3,000 and a trophy. The winning publications will be added to the collections of the National Art Library and can be accessed in the Library’s Reading Rooms.

The judges also select an overall winner to receive the Moira Gemmill Illustrator of the Year 2019 prize and an additional £5,000.

The winner of the Student Illustrator of the Year Prize will receive £3,000 and a trophy. The Student Runner-Up will receive £2,000 and a trophy.

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