Each year we select a group of illustrators who are also educators to judge our 3x3 International Student Show. And we’re always pleased with the results. Who better to judge student work than those who teach students on a weekly basis. And they can be extremely tough judges. They’re looking for who will be the next generation of illustrators; only the best survive the judges scrutiny which helps make our show so significant. Not every one gets in, there are no give-mes to top schools, or to schools that enter a lot of work. The judges don’t even know who the artists or schools are and since judging is done independently the results are totally fair and without bias.
This year’s international panel of illustrators/educators include Owen Smith, Art Center College of Design;Rick Lovell, Savannah College of Art & Design; Alexander Strohmaier, Universität für Angewandte Kunst, Austria; Michael Taylor, Stellen Bosch Academy, South Africa; Ronca Catell, University of Gloucestershire, United Kingdom and Toni Damkoehler, University of Wisconsin, Green Bay.
Our student show is open to all undergraduate and graduate students who were enrolled in any university, college or art school in any country during the 2011 calendar year. Only non-commissioned work is eligible. Winners will be exhibited in our award-winning 3x3 Illustration Annual No 9. Best of Show winners will receive a $1000 cash prize, Gold Medal winners receive a $500 cash-value award; all winners receive a complimentary copy of the annual.
Deadline for entries: March 30, 2012. There are no extensions. Enter online or by mail. Full details are on our website.