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V&A Illustration Awards 2012

V&A Illustration Awards 2012Deadline: 15 December 2011

Open to: illustrators living in the UK or publishing within the UK Market. Work published in 2011 are eligible for this year’s awards. Student Illustrator entries are encouraged from anyone who has attended an illustration course at any time during 2010 or 2011.

V&A Illustration Awards 2012

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Entry into the Awards is free

The V&A Illustration Awards celebrate the best illustration published over the last year. Original artwork from the best illustrated book, book cover, editorial illustration and will be recognised.

There are three published categories
The winner in each category will receive £2,000 and a trophy and the judges will select an overall winner of the V&A Illustration Awards who will receive an additional £2,000.

There is one student category.
The Student Illustrator of the Year will receive £2,000 and a trophy. The runner up will receive £1,000.

Entry into the Awards is free.

Student Illustrator of the Year entries are encouraged from anyone who has attended an illustration course at any time during 2010 or 2011. The brief is open. Students may submit material set as coursework by their tutors or they may define their own brief.

Closing date for all categories: 15 December 2011

Entry into all categories of the V&A Illustration Awards is only via the online entry form.

 

Published & Student Category Terms and Conditions

Published Category Conditions of Entry 2012

  • The award is open to illustrators living in the UK or publishing within the UK Market
  • Work published in 2011 will be eligible for this year’s awards
  • Entry into the Awards is via the Online Entry System only
  • The closing date is 15 December 2011
  • The judges’ decision is final
  • No correspondence will be entered into
  • Up to three images may be submitted per category. Links to further images may be provided
  • Entrants must be prepared, if short-listed, to lend some or all of the original publications for the last stage of judging, which takes place in Spring 2012
  • Winners must be prepared to lend some or all of the original artwork for the display of winners, which will run for six months from June 2012
  • Winners will be required to allow reproduction of the artwork for use in web and printed media publicity for the Awards
  • All images uploaded must be in the JPEG format, using the extension *.jpg
  • Images must be a maximim file size of 1MB and not larger than 900 pixels in width
  • The winners will be contacted by the V&A and announced publicly at the presentation ceremony on 11 June 2012

Student Conditions of Entry 2012

  • The award is open to anyone who has attended an illustration course during 2010 or 2011
  • Entry into the Student Illustrator category of the Awards is via the Online Entry System only
  • The closing date is 15 December 2011
  • The judges’ decision is final
  • The competition is open to residents of the UK (excluding employees of the V&A)
  • No correspondence will be entered into
  • One entry per student
  • For illustrations, up to three images may be submitted. This may be a sequence as for an illustrated book, or may be alternative trials or preparatory work for a single piece such as a commercial illustration
  • Up to three still images from an animation may be submitted together with a link to the actual animation hosted on a web site
  • Illustrations and animations must have been unpublished (published work is eligible to enter the other categories of the V&A Illustration Awards)
  • Entries must have a clearly defined illustrative brief, which must be described on the competition entry form. The brief is open. Students may submit work set as coursework by their tutors or they may define their own imagined brief
  • Winners must be prepared to lend some or all of the original artwork for the display of winners, which will run for six months from June 2012
  • Winners will be required to allow reproduction of the artwork for use in web and printed media publicity for the Awards
  • All images uploaded must be in the JPEG format, using the extension *.jpg
  • Images must be a maximum file size of 1MB and not larger than 900 pixels in width
  • Animations must be no longer than 3 minutes in length
  • The winners will be contacted by the V&A and announced publicly at the presentation ceremony on 11 June 2012

 

Complete rules and application form may be downloaded from the web site:

http://www.vam.ac.uk/projects/villa-2012

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