The World Illustration Awards 2018 Exhibition opened to the public on June 8th at Somerset House!

Yesterday, the WIA returned to London’s Somerset House for a seventh year. The exhibition displayed highlights from this year’s shortlist, comprised of both emerging and established talent. With over 2,300 entries from 77+ countries and eight categories of competition, this year’s exhibition features one of the most diverse collections of arts the WIA has ever seen.

In addition to the award-winning art, the exhibition featured fun and free activities workshops for the whole family.

Don’t miss out on this year’s World Illustration Awards Exhibition. The event runs for a short time only, from June 7 to June 20. For details about opening hours, please visit the Somerset House website.

The Directory of Illustration, in partnership with the Association of Illustrators, is once again honored to present the 2018 World Illustration Awards. This year’s awards raise the creative bar for both newly-minted talent and seasoned professionals. We’re excited to provide this opportunity for such inspiring artists to promote their work to a global audience.

Stevie Gee is the overall Professional winner and Monika Vaicenaviciene is the New Talent winner (announced at the awards evening on June 7,2018.)

In addition to generous cash prizes provided by sponsor rOtring, the professional winner was also awarded a full-page web + print advertising package in Directory of Illustration No. 35.

Thank you to sponsors: Nobrow, Procreate, Walker Books and Eye Magazine.

Here are some of this year’s Category Winners:

Ana Jaks | Category Winner: Site Specific | New Talent

Esther Goh | Category Winner: Editorial | Professional

Chen Wu | Category Winner: Editorial | New Talent

Katja Grossinsky | Category Winner: Design |New Talent

Suji | Category Winner: Children’s Books | Professional

Shih-Hsien Hsu | Category Winner: Books | New Talent

Stevie Gee | Category Winner: Advertising | Professional

Andrea Dinu | Category Winner: Commissioned | New Talent

Book of Lai | Category Winner: Experimental | Professional