The World Illustration Awards 2024 are now open for entries! – The AOI


The AOI, in partnership with the USA-based Directory of Illustration, is delighted to announce that the World Illustration Awards 2024 are open for entries. Enter by 13th February 2024 for your chance to be seen and celebrated. 

Take advantage of our Early Bird discount to save 10% – 30% on entry fees!

The World Illustration Awards showcase great work being made by illustrators all over the world today. WIA focuses on supporting and celebrating creativity, connecting illustrators to their peers and the industry.

Being part of WIA offers a host of benefits to illustrators, such as increased visibility, opportunities for self-promotion, and the chance to network. WIA also gives many illustrators an international platform to reach new clients and commissions.

“To be selected alongside hugely creative and talented illustrators is amazing, and I love the spectrum of vibrant styles that were entered. It’s exciting to have my work shown to a wider audience.”
– Linda Bartiski aka SeasonOfVictory – WIA2023 Shortlisted Illustrator

This year we continue to offer our new categories from WIA2023 – Animation, sponsored by Huion, and Publishing, sponsored by Rebelle, reflecting the global industry and an increasing trend towards animated and moving image work.

London Book Fair are also on board as this years Book Covers Category sponsor, Huion are sponsoring a cross-category award for Digital Innovation, with a high end tablet and pen on offer as a prize for the winner.

World Illustration Awards are a year-round celebration of the power and diversity of illustration being made today. Selected entries are shared on the popular @worldillustrationawards Instagram. This is followed by the announcement in May of 500 longlisted projects, and then the release of the 200 shortlisted projects which will be highlighted on the AOI’s website launching in July.  

A highlight of the Awards year is the excitement of the winners announcement in September. One New Talent and one Professional Overall winner will be awarded cash prizes and profiled on the AOI website.

This globally-recognised competition has ten industry-relevant categories and is judged by distinguished professionals from the global illustration industry. Commissioners value the Awards for identifying current trends and finding established and undiscovered talent, and illustrators value the connection and sense of community participating brings. The awards assemble an array of creativity and innovation, highlighting diverse approaches to illustration and offering an insight into current practice.

Illustrators, (working individually or as collectives), commissioners, agents and tutors are invited to submit work created, commissioned or published since 1 January 2023, until the deadline into the ten categories of the Awards.

Entries can be submitted until the end of the day 13 February 2024 .

To find out all about the awards, the 10 categories, how to enter, sponsors, prizes and cash awards, judges and much more visit:


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