It’s a new year, which means a new opportunity to enter the World Illustration Awards 2019!
The World Illustration Awards is the most prestigious competition open to illustrators from all over the world. In partnership with the Directory of Illustration, the Association of Illustrators (AOI) presents awards each year to exceptional artists who excel in their creative fields.
NEW for 2019 – This year, artists have the chance to win the DI (Directory of Illustration) Award. All shortlisted entries will be eligible for the DI Award. The DI Award winner will receive a single page marketing package in the Directory of Illustration No. 36, valued at $2,695 US Dollars. The program includes a 100-image professional portfolio on directoryofillustration.com plus a one-on-one consultation with a professional Directory of Illustration marketing consultant on how to best present his or her work to the American market. The winner will also be presented with a WIA certificate and profile feature on the AOI website.
Entries for the WIA 2019 can be made into one of eight categories—Advertising, Books, Children’s Books, Design, Editorial, Experimental, Research, and Site Specific. All entries are reviewed by judges who are at the forefront of their sectors within the global illustration industry.
We’d like to take this opportunity to introduce the 11 fantastic judges for the WIA 2019 competition. We hope you enjoy learning more about these wonderful individuals!
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Stefan Bergmeier is a designer and the founder of Neue Formation in Munich. Stefan will be judging the Design category.
James Alexander, designer and founder of Jade Design Consultants Ltd. James will be judging the Site Specific category.
Guto Monteiro is originally from Brazil and is now the Creative Director at VMLY&R New York. Guto will be judging the Advertising category.
Leyla Reynolds will be judging the Editorial category. Leyla is an Art Director at the award-winning online magazine gal-dem.
Mark Kaufman is an illustrator, designer and Creative Director for Vivitiv Brand communications. He will be judging the Experimental category.
Kirstie Johnstone will also be judging the Advertising category. Kirstie is a Creative Production Partner at AMV BBDO, and she has worked in advertising for 25 years.
Josh Durham will be judging the Books category. Josh’s company, Design by Committee, offers illustrative and concept-driven solutions for Australia’s leading publishers.
Dom Antelme, award-winning Creative Director living in Auckland, New Zealand, will be judging the Advertising category.
Brian Collins is the CCO & Co-Founder of the design company We Are Collins. Brian will be judging the Design category.
Mia Cassany is the Art Director for Mosquito Books Barcelona, where she manages the creative direction and editorial content. She will be judging the Children’s Books category.
Eduardo Salles is the co-founder and CEO of the media company Pictoline Mexico. Eduardo will be judging the Editorial category.
Connie Lam will be judging the Site-Specific category. Connie has a strong background in video and media arts, and is Executive Director of the Hong Kong Arts Centre.
Amy King is Editor-in-Chief and creative director of The Lily publication and the design director for Emerging News Products at The Post. Amy will be judging the Research category.
Steven Guarnaccia, formerly an Art Director for the New York Times, is now Associate Professor of Illustration at Parsons The New School for Design. He will be judging the Children’s Books category.
Bebel Abreu is a publisher and designer at Bebel Books & Mandacaru. Bebel will be judging the Experimental category.
Ping Fang is the Editor of children’s books and preschool education materials at Petrel Publishing House Co. in China. She will be judging the Children’s Books category.
As Associate Creative Director at Taxi Toronto, Daniel Cantelon oversees a wide variety of clients, including United Way and Kraft Heinz. Daniel will be judging the Design category.
The next judge we’d like to introduce is Simon Khalil. As Global Creative Director at Arab News, Simon will be judging the Editorial category.
Francesco Franchi is the Designer, Managing Editor and Deputy Creative Director at La Repubblica, Italy. He will be judging the Experimental category.
Ilaria Tontardini, Director at the cultural association Hamelin Italy, will be judging the Research category.
Henry Obasi is an artist/graphic designer who is involved in a range of advertising, editorial and design work. He will also be judging the Research category.
Jim Stoddart, Designer and Art Director at Penguin Books, will be judging the Books category.