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DEADLINE FOR ILLUSTRATION AWARDS 2023: OCTOBER 20

SOME EARLY ENTRIES 2024

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ABOUT 

iJungle Illustration Awards 2024 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 2024 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 1 Silver 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 Extended: October 20, 2024

CATEGORIES

Book

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.

Editorial

Illustration works commissioned for printed and digital magazines, newspapers, fanzines, other publications. Includes illustrations for articles, news items, cartoons, political satire, reports and others.

Commercial

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.

Self-Promotion

Unpublished work, gallery art, personal or experi­mental work, commissioned but not published work by professionals)

Comics

Illustration works commissioned in the form of printed or digital comics and graphic novels (Send up to 5 illustrations/pages).

AWARDS

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 2024! This ebook 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 the Best of the Best ((chosen from one of the gold medalists) and correspondig Gold Medal

 

US $500 money prize the Gold Medals for each category (the remaining 5 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.

ELIGIBILITY

iJungle Illustration Awards are opened to illustration works from any country in the world (*). Entries first created or published from 2021 through 2024 are eligible. There is a limit of 5 works that each illustrator can submit for all categories.

(*)Due to European sanctions, it is no longer possible for works by Russians residing in Russia to enter our competition, although we believe in promoting cultural exchange and understanding between nations.

Deadline: October 20, 2024

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.

 

ATTENTION: Artificial Intelligence (AI) images are not accepted in the competition.

Statement:

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 or PNG, RGB (not CMYK), 1280 pixels on the longest side, less than 4MB.

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.

FAQ

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.

Can I submit images made in AI programs like Midjouney, DAll-E or Stable Diffusion?

No, Artificial Intelligence (AI) images are not accepted in the competition.

 THE JURY 2023

Eve Liu (USA)

Eve is an award-winning illustrator/motion designer based in New York. She’s gathered diverse clients, including the commercial and editorial fields. 

She possesses an extraordinary sensitivity to colors influenced by the Japanese pop culture of the 70s and 80s. She excels at pairing bold colors with 

a clean and geometric flat style and exploring a way to combine both so that the work gets to an emotionally appealing level.

https://www.eveliu.com/

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              Changyu Zou (CHI)

Changyu Zou is a freelance illustrator from China living in the United States. Most of her inspiration comes from words, as they can bring her endless thoughts and imagination.
She has won several international awards like Ijungle Illustration Awards Editorial Gold Medal 2022; Society of Illustrators 65 Jury Selection; American Illustration 41 and 42 Chosen Winner, Communication Art Award of Excellence 2022; IDA Design Awards Multimedia-Animation Silver Medal 2022 etc.
Her clients include The New York Times, PLANSPONSOR, Politico, Christianity Today,Tordotcom Publishing, VinePair, Spectrum News, Girlfriend, Sojourners etc.

Allan Deas (UK)

Allan Deas is an award winning illustrator & designer with over 20 years experience in the design industry. He has worked with a diverse range of international companies across fashion, packaging, editorial & advertising for brands such as Vodafone, Ted Baker, National Geographic, BBC, The Guardian, Karl Lagerfeld & Twinings.

Inspired by travel, vintage packaging, posters, books & TV shows of his childhood in the 70s & 80s Allan’s authentic style sees retro & current influence twist together, bringing his work to life in a cocktail of colourful detail, charming characters & a quirky sense of humour!

Allan has exhibited his work in many cities across the globe as well as featuring in many design books over his career. Originally from Scotland he is currently based in Barcelona, Spain where he continues to split his time working on both commercial and personal projects & is always open to new and exciting opportunities!

www.allandeas.com

Instagram: @allandeas_illustration

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