The V&A Illustration Awards are held annually to highlight the best book and editorial illustration published in the UK in the previous year. Their aim is to encourage, recognise and celebrate high standards of creativity in the industry. The awards are free to enter and offer some of the most substantial financial prizes for illustration in the UK. There are four different categories: 2011 Student Illustrator Award 2011 Book Cover Illustration Award 2011 Editorial Illustrator Awards 2011 Book Illustration Award Entrants may submit up to three images of their work. All images uploaded must be in the JPEG format, maximum file size of 1MB and not larger than 900 pixels in width.
The awards are open to illustrators living in the UK or publishing within the UK Market. Work published in 2010 are eligible for this year’s awards. Student Illustrator Award entries are encouraged from anyone who has attended an illustration course at any time during 2007 2009 or 2010. The brief is open. Students may submit material set as coursework by their tutors or they may define their own brief.
The winner for each category will receive £2,000 and a trophy. The overall winner of the V&A Illustration Awards will receive an additional £2,000.