World Illustration Awards 2016

World Illustration Awards 2016 Winners Announced

On Wednesday, August 3rd, the overall & category winners were announced at the Somerset House in London for the World Illustration Award 2016. This year’s award marks the 40th anniversary of the Association of Illustrator‘s annual awards.

The Association of Illustrators’ Patron, David Hughes, announced Jimin Kim & Jungho Lee as the overall winners in the Professional & New Talent respectively.

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Jungho Lee Promenade – Category: Books – Type: Professional

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Jimin Kim Hyde & Seek – Category: Books – Type: New Talent

The World Illustration Awards is presented by the Directory of Illustration in partnership with the Association of Illustrators and Somerset House in central London.

The annual exhibition, held at Somerset House’s Embankment East Galleries, will feature over 50 works from across the breadth of illustration and will run from August 1st through the 29th before touring the UK throughout 2016-2017.

Congratulations to all of this year’s winners! View the full list of winners here.

Winner - Eun Jung Bahng Hashima Island Series 11 - Category: Research & Knowledge Communication - Type: New Talent

Winner – Eun Jung Bahng Hashima Island Series 11 – Category: Research & Knowledge Communication – Type: New Talent

Winner - Eunjoo Lee Utopia - Category: Self Initiated Work - Type: New Talent

Winner – Eunjoo Lee Utopia – Category: Self Initiated Work – Type: New Talent

World Illustration Awards 2016 Call for Entries Now Open

Image © The Beekeeper by Dan Des Eynon

For four decades, the Association of Illustrators has presented the most comprehensive and significant awards for illustration in the UK. This year, after an incredibly successful first collaboration, the Directory of Illustration is proud to partner with the AOI again to build on the success of the inaugural World Illustration Awards, honoring the most inspiring illustration throughout the world.

We are delighted to announce that the Call for Entries for the World Illustration Awards 2016 is now open. Deadline to enter is February 8, 2016.

Work entered into the World Illustration Awards will be reviewed by a jury of distinguished and international industry professionals. The competition shortlist always reflects exceptional work by illustrators making an outstanding contribution to visual culture.

Award winners will be announced at a prestigious ceremony at Somerset House, the major arts and cultural centre in the heart of London. Selected works will be exhibited in their spectacular Terrace Rooms before touring the UK, as well as being showcased in an accompanying publication, which will be circulated to major commissioners of illustration.

Both Professionals and Students/New Talent are eligible to enter.

More Info / Enter Now