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World Illustration Awards 2015 – 1 week left to enter


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


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


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!


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


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 before Aug the 11th.

External Link: More information about 100 Cats

Extended Deadline to Enter NOISE Festival 2014


NOISE Festival 2014 has just extended the deadline for entries to 6th July! This means there is a further month to get your illustration, animation, sketches, and general drawing and doodles seen and endorsed by the legendary Gerald Scarfe.

Scarfe has been behind some inspiring illustration in a distinguished career. Illustrating ‘The Wall’ for Pink Floyd, Disney’s Hercules film, and a long time political cartoonist for the London Sunday Times and The New Yorker. To have your work seen and for the chance to be personally picked out by Scarfe, NOISE Festival invites emerging illustrators to create a FREE online portfolio of their work and then submit this work to the 2014 Festival online.

The very highly rated artists from NOISE Festival 2014 will also be offered work placements or mentorship alongside leading creative organisations and individuals.

Head to to share your work, and for all the details of the 2014 Festival and the fantastic opportunities for up and coming creatives on offer.

External Link: Extended Deadline to Enter NOISE Festival 2014

Portfolio Reviews via Twitter – Call For


The promotional service hire an illustrator is at it again! They’re going to be reviewing illustrators and artists portfolios and websites in 140 characters via their Twitter account. They’ll be doing this for one hour only on 29th May. Follow them at @hireanillo and click on the external link for more information and instructions on how to take part.

External Link: Portfolio Reviews via Twitter – Call For

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