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.

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