The Prize for Illustration

August 18, 2014

The Association of Illustrators (AOI) in partnership with London Transport Museum, is delighted to announce that submissions are now welcome for The Prize for Illustration 2015. This year the theme is London Places and Spaces.

London has inspired countless great works of art, each reflecting aspects of the City’s unique character and qualities. The Prize for Illustration 2015 looks to continue this tradition by taking the theme of London Places and Spaces and invites submissions from illustrators throughout the world.

Each City space, however large or small, has its own distinct personality and uses, by all sorts of people for all sorts of activities. Grand scale architecture or wildlife oasis; internationally famous or local and secret; places for commerce, work, leisure and living. Contemporary architecture, historic treasures, and the vernacular; rivers, reservoirs and wetlands. Imaginary or real, past or present, the only essential element is London.

The aim of The Prize for Illustration 2015 competition is to attract artwork for display that is colourful, inspiring and celebrates a vibrant, multi-layered London. Entrants are invited to visually capture an iconic or lesser known place in a single image. We want to see the quiet and contemplative to the crowded and loud, the imaginary or real to the past or present. Any place or space that is part of this amazing City and how we use it is welcome – your imagination is the limit.

Impress the jury with your illustrated interpretation of a London place or space and be in with a chance of having your work displayed at the famous London Transport Museum and winning the top prize.

Prizes will be awarded in three levels:

First prize: £2000 and display of the winning image on a London Transport Museum poster

Second prize: £1000

Third prize: £750

There is also the possibility that your shortlisted image will be featured on merchandise sold in London Transport Museum`s shop.

The competition is open to illustrators and students of illustration throughout the world. The top 100 entries selected by a panel of judges will be displayed in an exhibition at London Transport Museum that will open from May and run until August 2015. The winners will be announced at a private award ceremony that will take place in early May 2015.

The deadline for entries to The Prize for Illustration 2015 competition is the 28th September 2014.

Conditions for entry

The competition is open to all Association of Illustrators (AOI) member or non-member illustrators and students of illustration.

Agents or colleges may only submit entries on behalf of the illustrator with the express permission of the artist.

The aim of the competition is to attract artwork for display that is colourful, inspiring and celebrates a vibrant, multi-layered London.

Please read the conditions and terms of entrycarefully. You will be asked to agree to them before you can submit your images to the competition.

Please visit this page from Friday 1 August for details of how to enter.

Image by Erica Sturla, shortlisted for the Serco Prize for Illustration 2014

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