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The Cheltenham Illustration Awards 2015

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Call for entries for the 9th CIA. Successful applications will be in the hardback annual produced in the Autumn of 2015 and most will also feature in the Wilson Gallery exhibition at the same time.

Every entry successful into the annual gets a copy. The annual is also sent out to education institutions, publishing houses and art directors.

Have your work displayed along side special invited illustrations. Last years invited illustrators were Shaun Tan, Simone Lia, Lara Hawthorne and Katherina Manolessou.

External Link: The Cheltenham Illustration Awards 2015 at The Wilson Gallery, Cheltenham

World Illustration Awards 2015 – Deadline Extended to 23 February

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Due to popular demand, the Association of Illustrators is delighted to announce an extension to the deadline for the World Illustration Awards 2015.

Enter your best work by midday Monday 23rd February 2015 for a chance to have it viewed by our illustrious panel of international industry insider judges.

External Link: World Illustration Awards 2015 – Deadline Extended to 23 February

World Illustration Awards 2015 – 1 week left to enter

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World Illustration Awards 2015 – enter by 9 February 2015

Only 1 week left to enter the World Illustration Awards 2015

For nearly four decades, the AOI has presented the most comprehensive and significant awards for illustration in the UK. Now, for the first time in the history of the organisation we welcome an international partner, the Directory of Illustration, to create the World Illustration Awards 2015, celebrating and promoting the most inspiring illustration throughout the world.

Enter your best work by 9th February 2015 for a chance to have it viewed by our illustrious panel of international industry insider judges, such as German illustrator Olaf Hajek; Head of Print at Adam and Eve DDB, Daniel Moorey; Illustrator and Author Marion Deuchars; Director of illustration showcase Inkygoodness, Lisa Hassell; Author and illustrator Serge Bloch and typeasimages’ David Pearson, designer and teacher.

External Link: World Illustration Awards 2015 – 1 week left to enter

Nexo est Charlie: Call For

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I am a visual artist and musician and the founder of the NGO Nexo who helps freelance artists to understand their rights in France. I am organising an exhibition about liberty of expression and what happened in France at Charlie Hebdo. I would like to have people from a lot of countries to participate at the exhibition.

The Nexo NGO has godfathers to support our actions like: Dupuy et Berberian, Florence Cestac, Jean-Claude Denis, René Pétillon, Annie Goetzinger, Catel, Tom Tirabosco, Lorenzo Mattoti and Jean-Claude Carrière.

The exhibit will be inaugurated at Granada’s comic festival on March 13th. Then it will be going around Europe at least. If you would like to participate please visit the external link for more information.

Niki de la Isla
Art Director

External Link: Nexo est Charlie at Salon international del comics de Granada (Spain)

ThinkVisual & WeForest e-Calendar: Call for Submissions

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Cork-based company Think Visual (the company I work for :) ) are helping produce a lovely desktop wallpaper e-calendar for WeForest, a charity who do amazing work enabling women to plant trees at the equator. Inspire people around the world with your beautiful tree-inspired art! Full details on the link.

External Link: ThinkVisual & WeForest e-Calendar: Call for Submissions

Win A Cintiq Companion With Draw to Score!

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Wacom Australia is giving away a Cintiq Companion to one lucky artist in the Draw to Score competition. They are partnering up with illustration studio, The Drawing Book & The Loop to bring this awesome offer to artists around the world. Anyone can enter and all you need to do is create an illustration, artwork or animation and record your process. If that doesn’t sound enticing enough the winning work will also be exhibited at the prolific Affectors Melbourne Event, October 31st. Submissions close on October 20th and the winner will be announced October 24th.

External Link: Win A Cintiq Companion With Draw to Score!

100 Cats: Call For Submissions

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Laura Hughes is organising an exhibition called ‘100 Cats’ that will take place in September, she has a VERY limited amount of spaces left to join the core line-up. If you’re interested in potentially contributing a cat illustration please send low res cat images as jpegs and/or a link to your online portfolio to hug.laura@gmail.com before Aug the 11th.

External Link: More information about 100 Cats