pages to follow some of the illustration entries!
OPENS JUNE 3rd, 2022
iJungle Illustration Awards 2022 is a competition to celebrate the world´s art of illustration. Located in Europe, it is opened to illustrators, agencies, representatives, students and teachers all over the world. iJungle 2021 has 6 categories: Book, Editorial, Comics, Commercial, New Talent (Student), Self-Promotion. A jury of some of the world´s best illustrators and art directors will select the winners. All winning entrants will be exhibit in the iJungle 2022 Illustrational Annual! iJungle 2022 Illustration Awards will also distribute the following awards:
1 Best of the best;
- Up to 1 Gold medal for each category (6 gold medals);
- Up to 20 Merit Awards for each category (Up to 120 Merit Awards).
- 1 Gold Bar for the Best of the Best Winner (from 1g).
- All awarded illustrators will receive an AWARD CERTIFICATE.
- The Gold Medalists will have interviews dedicated to their work, with extensive social media promotion.
-The winners will be presented to art directors through the Annual ebook that we send to 3198 art directors around the world!
- All winning entrants will be exhibit on our NEW online gallery, to be seen by an anyone interested in illustration !
Deadline: October 16, 2022
Illustration works commissioned in the form of printed and digital picturebooks for children, youth and adults, book covers for text books, inside illustrations, interactive books, works of fiction and non-fiction, zines, artist books.
Illustration works commissioned for printed and digital magazines, newspapers, fanzines, other publications. Includes illustrations for articles, news items, cartoons, political satire, reports and others.
Illustration works commissioned in the form of printed or digital advertising, merchandising, posters, greetings cards, annual reports, packaging, brochures, leaflets, calendars, toys, vinyl toys, plush toys, CDs, DVDs, record sleeves, stamps, board games, animations or websites and others, which have been commercially commissioned.
New Talent (Student)
Open to all illustration students in all countries.
Unpublished work, gallery art, personal or experimental work, commissioned but not published work by professionals)
Illustration works commissioned in the form of printed or digital comics and graphic novels (Send up to 5 illustrations/pages).
A jury of some of the world´s best illustrators and art directors will select the winners.
All winning entrants will be exhibit in the iJungle Illustration Annual 2022! This book will be available FOR FREE online, reaching thousands of Art Directors, Illustrators, Representatives, Gallerists and Curators worldwide, giving the awarded members international recognition!
All winning entrants will be exhibit on our NEW online gallery, to be seen by an anyone interested in illustration !
The winners will be presented to art directors through the Annual ebook that we send to 3198 art directors around the world!
iJungle 2021 Illustration Awards will also distribute the following awards:
1 Best of the Best (chosen from one of the gold medalists)
Up to 1 Gold Medal for each category (6 gold medals)
Up to 20 Merit Awards for each category (Up to 140 Merit Awards).
1 Gold Bar for the Best of the Best of the Best Winner (from 1g).
All awarded designers will receive an AWARD CERTIFICATE.
The Gold Medalists will have interviews dedicated to their work with extensive social media promotion.
iJungle Illustration Awards are opened to illustration works from any country in the world. Entries first created or published from 2019 through 2022 are eligible. There is a limit of 5 works that each illustrator can submit for all categories.
Deadline: October 16, 2022
Entries can either be:
Single Image Entry ($22 US dollars for one upload per entry) or
Multiple Image Entry ($44 US dollars for up to five related uploads per entry except Video game Art, that has 10 works.)
New Talent/Student ($22 US dollars and can send up to five uploads for entry)
Work must be entered into one of the 6 categories: Book, Editorial, Comics, Commercial, New Talent (Student), Self-Promotion.
By entering the jungle Illustration Awards the participants recognize the elements they fill are true and they are the original authors of their works and holders of the copyright. The participants agree that the organizing committee has the right to refuse to receive works which may be considered offensive morally, political or religiously. Submission of entries acknowledges the right of the organizers to use them for the publication of the catalog/book of the event (including digital publication), for promotion of the event purposes (including posting in social media and adds) and for an eventual exhibition regarding the iJungle event. Any different use of the entries needs the participant's approval.
HOW TO ENTER
Participators should fill the Enter page,with all the informations required.
Before uploading, please prepare your submission by confirming the following:
1. Make sure you fill your email address. The committee will contact you by this email address.
2. Write in advance the title and description of your works in English, for the Jury to understand).
3. Send us your digital files saved as JPG, RGB (not CMYK), 1024 pixels on the longest side, less than 2MB.
The awarded entries will be asked later to send a new, higher resolution file, after the Jury decisions.
At the end of the Enter page, after uploading the works, participators will be asked to pay the entry fee:
Single Image Entry/Student - $22 (US dollars) (Students can send up to 5 images)
Multiple Image Entry (up to 5 images)- $44 (US dollars)
5. If you pay with paypal using a different name, please inform the contestant name in the paypal text box.
(these fees are needed to support the jury´s expenses, the publication of the digital book, web structure and more)
DEADLINE END: EST 12.00 PM / Western European Time 05.00 (UK) or until the ENTER button is active.
How do I qualify for student entry?
Student is work made while doing any course, either an MA, Doctorat or other. So, if you already graduated but you work was done during an academic year, you can send it as student.
Why is this a paid competition?
Unfortunately we have many expenses with the jury, our annual book and site maintenance, wich adds to thousands of dollars. So, we really need to be paid for the competition. But we have one of the lowest fees in the market, starting at just $22(and students can send 5 images for this fee).
Do I have to pay any more fees if I am awarded?
No. The starting price is the competition's only expense. You don't have to pay more to be in the catalog or online gallery.
I tried to upload the images and they got distorted in the preview. Are they OK?
Yes, we receive the images OK. It is just the view when the images are uploaded.
When will the results be announced?
Up to 2 months after the final deadline.
Where will the results be announced?
We will publish the results in our website, Facebook and Instagram pages but we will email every participants when the results come out.
Will you confirm my entry and payment?
The online entry system will email the submitter an automatic email upon submitting an entry. Payment has to be confirmed in your Paypal or Credit card account page.
May I submit physical samples?
No. Entries are to be submitted online only.
Can I enter one project into multiple categories?
Yes, but you must enter a separate entry form for each entry.
I don’t know which category to put my piece in?
Select the category that best represents your entry. If the jury feels another category is more appropriate, we will switch the category on your behalf.
THE JURY 2021
Breeze Hu CHI)
Aysha Tengiz is an award winning illustrator based in London. Her work is colourful and playful, she enjoys working with stories and an array of characters. Aysha's clients include The New York Times, The Washington Post and Facebook.
You can know Aysha´s work here: www.ayshatengiz.com
Aysha Tengiz (UK)
Breeze Hu is a freelance illustrator and comic artist who has been a lifelong art lover. She worked on children’s books, editorial illustration, and her biggest passion - comics.
In the 2020 ijungle awards, she won the ‘Best of Best’ that year, right now has two forthcoming children’s books in late 2021.
Currently, she lives in Baltimore for the illustration practice program in MICA. Besides drawing, she loves music before Millenium, feature films, and stand-ups.
You can find more about her work here:
José Manuel Saraiva (POR)
José Manuel Saraiva was born in Porto in 1974, where he graduated in Communication Design at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto. He teaches at ESAD, School of Arts and Design in Matosinhos, Portugal
His work has been distinguished in Portugal and abroad, highlighting the selection for the Show of Illustrators at the International Children and Youth Book Fair in Bologna; the Society of Illustrators (USA) annual exhibition; Comunication Arts Illustration Annual, 3x3 Children's Show, Graphis New Talent Design, Una muestra de Ilustracion Ibero Americana Contemporanea at the National Library of Madrid; International Biennial of Illustration for Children, ILUSTRARTE, (Special Mention, 2003); Bratislava Illustration Biennial (2005), Mostra Internazionale d'illustrazione per l'infanzia, Le Immagini della Fantasia. In 2014 and 2018 he was awarded the Best of the Best by the Hii Illustration International Competition.
You can find more about his work here: https://www.behance.net/josemanuelsaraiva