It’s the most wonderful time of the year—the World Illustration Awards 2019 are finally upon us!

The AOI (Association of Illustrators), in partnership with the Directory of Illustration, recently announced the Call for Entries for WIA 2019. Entries can be made into one of eight categories: Advertising, Books, Children’s Books, Design, Editorial, Experimental, Research, and Site Specific. One New Talent award and one Professional award are given for each category. Other awards include Overall Professional Winner, Overall New Talent Winner, and the NEW for 2019 Directory of Illustration Award!

All shortlisted entries are eligible for the DI Award, and the winner will receive a single-page marketing package in the Directory of Illustration No. 36, valued at $2,695 USD. The program includes a 100-image professional portfolio on plus a one-on-one consultation with a professional Directory of Illustration marketing consultant on how to best present your work to the American market.

The WIA Shortlist has also been released, so stay tuned for our upcoming blog post where we feature some of our favorite shortlisted submissions!

Enter today before it’s too late: