Deadline: January 4, 2013
Entries submitted after that date require a $10 per entry late fee. No entries will be accepted after January 18, 2013.
Introduce your work to the world. Enter the most prestigious illustration competition for creativity in illustration, the Communication Arts Illustration Competition. Any illustration first printed or produced from January 2012 through January 2013 is eligible. Selected by a nationally representative jury of distinguished designers, art directors and illustrators, the winning entries will be distributed worldwide in the Communication Arts Illustration Annual and on commarts.com, assuring important exposure to the creators of this outstanding work. As a service to art directors, designers and art buyers, a comprehensive index will carry contact information of the illustrators represented.
CA’s Award of Excellence is one of the most-coveted awards in the industry. If chosen, winning places you in the highest ranks of your profession. Ask any creative director which competitions rank as the most influential and they’ll place Communication Arts at the top of the list.
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What to Enter: Information on eligibility, categories and fees.
Any illustration first printed or produced from January 2012 through January 2013 is eligible. Entries may originate from any country. Explanation of the function in English is very important to the judges. Submission of entries acknowledges the right of Communication Arts to use them for publication and exhibition.
Illustration Competition Categories/Fees
These categories are judged by the Illustration jury and will appear in the Illustration Annual:
Advertising: (ads, posters, CDs, packaging, etc.) $35 single entry/$70 series
Books: (cover/jacket and/or interior, must be published) $35 single entry/$70 series
Editorial: (consumer or trade magazine, newspaper) $35 single entry/$70 series
For Sale: (poster, print, note paper, greeting card, licensing/stock, gallery sale, etc.) $35 single entry/$70 series
Institutional: (company/association publication, brochures, collateral, etc.) $35 single entry/$70 series
Motion/Animation: (animation for film, television, video or web) $80 single entry/$160 series
Self-Promotion: (promotion for illustrators, creative firms and vendors) $35 single entry/$70 series
Unpublished: (commissioned but not published, personal or student work, etc.)$35 single entry/$70 series
Entries must be registered no later than Midnight (Pacific Time Zone), January 4, 2013. Entries registered after that date require a late fee of $10 per entry. No entries may be registered after January 18, 2013.
Each illustration is a single entry. A printed piece with several illustrations must have a dot or some other mark indicating which specific single illustration is to be judged. If a single illustration isn’t indicated, the entry will be disqualified.
Campaigns or series are limited to five illustrations. If the entry has more than five illustrations, indicate which five are to be judged. If this isn’t indicated, the entry will be disqualified.