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DEADLINE FOR ILLUSTRATION AWARDS 2023: OCTOBER 15
SOME EARLY ENTRIES 2022
iJungle Illustration Awards 2023 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 2023 Illustrational Annual! iJungle 2022 Illustration Awards will also distribute the following awards:
- US $2500,00 prize for the 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).
- 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 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 15, 2023
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Unpublished work, gallery art, personal or experimental work, commissioned but not published work by professionals)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 2023! 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 art directors around the world!
iJungle 2022 Illustration Awards will also distribute the following awards:
US $2500 money prize for the1 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).
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 2020 through 2023 are eligible. There is a limit of 5 works that each illustrator can submit for all categories.
Deadline: October 15, 2023
Entries can either be:
Single Image Entry ($25 US dollars for one upload per entry) or
Multiple Image Entry ($48 US dollars for up to five related uploads per entry except Video game Art, that has 10 works.)
New Talent/Student ($25 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 - $25 (US dollars) (Students can send up to 5 images)
Multiple Image Entry (up to 5 images)- $48 (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 $25(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 2022
Lea Berndorfer (GER)
Lea Berndorfer is a freelance illustrator based in Hamburg, Germany. She is specialized on colorful editorials and infographics, preferably with relevant content and added value. Topics concerning our environment, socio-political issues and science are particularly important to me. With a mix of analogue acrylic painting and digital post-editing she illustrates complex matters in a picturesque way.
She has won several international awards like the Best of the Best iJungle Illustraton Awards 2021 or Communication Arts 63 Award of Excellence. Her clients include Amnesty Journal, Greenpeace Magazin or Rolling Stone.
José Manuel Saraiva (POR)
José Manuel Saraiva was born in Porto in 1974. He teaches at ESAD, Escola Superior de Artes e Design in Matosinhos. His work has been distinguished in Portugal and abroad, highlighting the selection for the Illustrators Exhibition of the International Book Fair for Children and Youth in Bologna (2002); the Society of Illustrators annual exhibition; Comunication Arts Illustration Annual, Graphis New Talent Design,International Biennial of Illustration for Children, ILUSTRARTE, (Special Mention, 2003); Bratislava Illustration Biennale (2005), Mostra Internazionale d´illustrazione per l´infanzia, Le Immagini della Fantasia (2004 ), 3x3 Children's Show (2012), In 2014, 2018 and 2021 he was distinguished with the Best of the Best of the Hii Illustration International Competition (CHI).
You can see some of his work here: https://www.behance.net/josemanuelsaraiva
PeiHsin Cho 卓霈欣 (TWN)
PeiHsin is a Taiwanese visual storyteller with a particular focus on illustration and animation, currently based in London.
Her work is narrative-based and revolves around sentimentalism and introspection. She combines traditional and digital mediums to depict a variety of inward feelings that attempt to transcribe subtle emotions into tangible and visually tactile images. Personal sentiments are always present in Pei’s atmospheric drawings, wrapped with rational narration to catalyse intimate subjective experiences and memory fragments. Her personal and commissioned works can be seen in many magazines, publications and international film festivals. Sha as worked with clients like Adobe, The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Telegraph and many others.