The AOI Illustration Awards are the most comprehensive and highest profile illustration awards based in the UK. The AOI Illustration Awards will promote exceptional work by illustrators and present illustration as a major force in global visual culture. The awards are international and open to illustrators worldwide working across all sectors and in any medium.
There are two main awards :
NEW TALENT AWARD for work by students and new graduates
PROFESSIONAL AWARD for work by professional illustrators
There are eight categories - Advertising, Books, Children's Books, Design, Editorial & Social Comment, Research & Knowledge Communication, Public Realm and Self-Initiated Projects. The main award winners are selected from the New Talent Professional winner for each category.
The entries are assessed by a panel of respected judges including illustrators, industry professionals and commentators. The Chair of Judges for 2013 is writer, critic and Editor of Varoom Magazine, Dr John O'Reilly.