New entry process
This year we continue to streamline our entry process adopting the same entry system used by other leading publications making it even easier to enter and pay online. And added PayPal as an option for our international entrants.
As part of our tenth year celebration we’ll be awarding actual medals and paper certificates for all winners. And as a winner you'll be invited to our tenth year anniversary party to be held later this year. And we’ll be awarding cash-value prizes of $1,000 for Best of Show—you’ll receive a two-page spread in an upcoming issue, $500 cash-value prize for each gold medal winner—you’ll receive a free page in our next 3x3 Illustration Directory, the printed format is sent free to over 6,000 art directors and art buyers and our free app is offered to leading art directors and art buyers worldwide.
Open to all undergraduate and post-graduate students in all countries enrolled during the calendar year 2012. If you graduated during the year you are still eligible to enter this competition. Educators may enter work from their class as well. Only non-paid projects are eligible in the student competition, for paid projects please enter our professional show, deadline March 29.
We encourage you to enter all types of illustrations including projects for advertising, editorial, book, sci-fi, self-promotion, comics, graphic novels, posters, sequential, animation, 3D or personal work.
This year we have Alan Male, Falmouth University, United Kingdom; David Sandlin, School of Visual Arts, United States; Thilo Rothacker, Hochschule Konstanz für Technik, Wirtschaft und Gestaltung, Germany; Jean-Christian Knaff, OCAD University, Canada and Megan Berkheiser, Savannah College of Art and Design, United States. In addition this year we’re asking two medal winners from last year’s show to join the judging panel, RISD graduate JooHee Yoon and SVA graduate John Malta.
Entry feesOur entry fees are one of the lowest out there $15* for single entries and $35 for series—a series must be three to five images in a related subject. Books, comics, and graphic novels are considered a series.