Tuesday, August 9, 2016

3x3 International Illustration Award Show
- Winners Announced -

In our hurry to get our winner’s announcement out we neglected to post our winners in our blog.

3x3 is pleased to announce the medalists and merit winners for its thirteenth annual illustration competition. With nearly 4,600 entries only 14% were accepted as medalists or merit winners. Winners represented 37 countries including countries beyond the Americas and Europe—China,Vietnam, Egypt, Russia and Turkey to name a few—providing a truly universal look at the world of illustration. 58% of all winners were from the United States, 43% from outside the country.

Winners in the Professional Show include Best of Show, Lucinda Schreiber (Australia) and gold medalists, Coralie Bickford-Smith (United Kingdom) and IC4Design (Japan). Silver medalists include Nik Neves (Brazil) and Emiliano Ponzi (Italy). Bronze medalists were Ella Cohen (Germany), Serge Seidlitz (United Kingdom) and Mark Smith (United Kingdom).

Winners in the Picture Book Show include Best of Show winner Coralie Bickford-Smith (United Kingdom), gold medalists include Yeji Yun (United Kingdom)  and Manica Musil (Slovenia). Silver medals went to Andre Letria (Portugal), Sophie Casson (Canada), Slavka Kolesar (United States) and Kristjana Williams (United Kingdom). Bronze medalists include Teresa Cortez (Portugal), Jihyeon Lee (Korea) and Marion Arbona (France).

Student Show winners included gold medalists Mikayla Butchart, School of Visual Arts, New York; Carolina Celas, Royal College of Art, London and Avery Kua, OCAD University, Toronto. Silver medals went to Chioma Ebinama, School of Visual Arts, New York; Angela Hsieh, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence; Jenny Lee, School of the Art Institute, Chicago; Erica Mao, Parsons the New School for Design, New York; Chelsea O’Bryne, Emily Carr University of Art and Design,Vancouver; Bailie Rosenlund, Sheridan College, Toronto and Noa Snir, Universität der Kunste, Berlin. Bronze medalists were Dom Civiello, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, Taoyu Li, University of Arts, London.

Judges for the 3x3 Professional Show were Ken DeLago, Art Director, Golf Digest; Grace Lee, Art Director Priest+Grace; Irene Gallo, Art Director Tor Books; Lucho Correa, Art Director/Graphic Designer (Colombia); Kiko Farkas, Art Director (Brazil). And illustrators Jing Wei, Brian Rea and Veronica Grech (Spain).

Our 3x3 Picture Show judges were Paul Buckley, Art Director Penguin; Hendrik Helligel, Editor Gestalten Verlag (Germany); Isabelle De Cat, Art Director Penguin (United Kingdom); Ben Newman, illustrator (United Kingdom) and Maria Carluccio.

3x3 Student Show judges included Catherine Gilmore-Barnes, Art Director, New York Times Book Review and illustrator/educators Aya Kakeda, Ian Whadcock (United Kingdom), Jonathan Jay Lee (Hong Kong) and Peter Diamond (Austria).

In addition to our merit and medalist winners we also announced our honorable mention winners which represent 7% of our total entrants. A complete list of winners is on our site.

A big thank you to our judges. And congratulations to our winners.

The 3x3 International Illustration Annual No. 13 will be shipped in December, our eBook edition and website will be available then as well. We're accepting pre-orders for the print edition now.

Cover illustration by Alice Wellinger


  1. hi 3x3, thanks for this blog post! In the Silver Award section, Slavka Kolesar is based in Canada (not the US). Thank you for championing illustration ! xxx from Canada


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