The AOI announces its 2019 World Illustration Awards shortlist
- Josh Baines
- 2 May 2019
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.
About the Author
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.