The AOI announces its 2019 World Illustration Awards shortlist

2 May 2019

Xoana Herrera: Ensayo Natural (Via Association of Illustrators)

Another day, another batch of happy creatives who’ve been rewarded for their hard work with a nomination for a prestigious award. Yesterday a quartet of artists found out they’d been put forward for the Turner Prize, and today 200 illustrators across the globe are tapping out enjoyable earnest Facebook statuses drawing attention – no pun intended, officer – to the fact they’ve been nominated for the 2019 World Illustration Awards.

The annual prize – doled out by the Association of Illustrators – covers an octet of categories, spanning everything from editorial work to experimental projects, and the 2019 instalment sees nearly 4,000 projects submitted for entry.

The lucky winner – who will be crowned in July at a ceremony set to take place at London’s Somerset House – will be stomping into the nearest branch of Cowling and Wilcox with £2,000 stuffed into their pencil case.

All the work will be exhibited at the same venue between 11-28 July, so if you’ve got an eye for all things illustrated – and given that you’re reading It’s Nice That we can pretty safely assume that you are in possession of such a thing – head on down and feast on what the assembled jury has judged to be the tastiest work around.


Sarah Wilkins: Just Be Here (Via Association of Illustrators)


Nvard Yerkanyan: Soviet modernism in Armenia (Via Association of Illustrators)


John Holcroft: Gender Equality (Via Association of Illustrators)

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Josh Baines joined It's Nice That from July 2018 to July 2019 as News Editor, covering new high-profile projects, awards announcements, and everything else in between.

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