The World Illustration Awards 2019 Exhibition will return to Somerset House in London this summer! Come join the annual celebration of illustration talent from July 11-28.

WIA 2019, presented by The Association of Illustrators (The AOI) in partnership with the Directory of Illustration, received many incredible entries from illustration artists all over the world this year. The judges have reviewed over 3,600 submissions from 68 different countries and have selected a shortlist of 200 entries.

The WIA exhibition showcases the impressive work of both emerging and established illustrators from all across the globe. The works of art presented display a wide range of illustration practices across various industry sectors, including Advertising, Books, Children’s Books, Design, Editorial, Experimental, Research, and Site Specific. As The AOI describes on their website:

“The exhibition reveals the innovative processes, techniques and media employed by illustrators today to communicate their ideas. From cutting edge digital, virtual reality, animation to handmade pieces drawing on traditional craft techniques, visitors will find something thought-provoking and inspiring.”

Category and Overall Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony at the Somerset House on July 10th. If you would like to attend the press preview on July 10th, please email

The WIA 2019 Exhibition will be held at:

Embankment East Galleries
Somerset House
Strand, London WC2R 1LA

For more information, please visit Hope to see you there!