Featured Image: ©Olaf Hajek

The results are in! We’re proud to share that 9 Directory of Illustration artists were chosen as winners in Communication Arts’ 57th Annual Illustration competition.

Only 167 winning projects were selected this year, representing the work of 145 artists, from 3,973 entries submitted, making this the most exclusive major illustration competition in the world! The distinguished panel of jurors included Joel Arbez, Group Creative Director/Head of Art at Grey Toronto, Monte Beuchamp, Founder/Art Direct at BLAB!, Shanti Marlar, Creative Director at The Hollywood Reporter/Billboard, Jose Reyes, Founder/Creative Director at Metaleap Creative, and illustrator/designer Ellen Weinstein.

“I saw lots of wonderful, inspiring artwork. When illustrators are being true to themselves and their work, it just stands out and feels complete.” – Juror Shanti Marlar

A big congratulations to all the winners!

Check out our artists’ projects below, and see the complete winner’s gallery here.

©Curtis Parker

©Curtis Parker|Category: Advertising

©Illaad Goudappel

©Aad Goudappel|Category: Editorial

©Jeff Wack

©Jeff Wack|Mendola Artists|Category: Advertising

©Jon Reinfurt

©Jon Reinfurt|Gerald & Cullen Rapp|Category: Institutional

©Olaf Hajek

©Olaf Hajek|Category: For Sale, Institutional