Communication Arts (CA), International Call for Entries: Illustration Competition

Communication Arts (CA), International Call for Entries: Illustration Competition

Deadline: January 20th, 2017

From their call: Introduce your work to the world. Enter the most prestigious competition for creativity in illustration, the Communication Arts Illustration Competition. Selected by a nationally representative jury of distinguished designers, art directors and illustrators, the winning entries will be distributed worldwide in the Communication Arts Illustration Annual, in print and digital editions, and on, assuring important exposure to the creators of this outstanding work. As a service to art directors, designers and art buyers, a comprehensive index will carry contact information of the illustrators represented. Each winning entrant will receive a personalized Award of Excellence, milled from solid aluminum, and award certificates issued for firms, individuals and clients.

Jurors: Ryan Anderson, partner/creative director, Fluid Advertising, Bountiful, UT
Chris Buzelli, illustrator, New York, NY
Kristen Nobles, art director, Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA
Lesley Q. Palmer, art director, AARP Media, Washington DC
Carolyn Perot, art director, Mother Jones, San Francisco, CA

Any illustration first published or produced from January 2016 through January 2017 is eligible. Entries may originate from any country. Descriptions in English are very important to the judges. Submission of entries acknowledges the right of Communication Arts to use them for publication and exhibition.

Illustration Competition Categories: These categories are judged by the Illustration jury and will appear in the Illustration Annual: Advertising; Books; Editorial; For Sale; Institutional; Motion/Animation;  Self-Promotion; Unpublished; Student Work

For more detailed information, fees, and link to entry:

About: Founded by Richard Coyne and Robert Blanchard in 1959, Communication Arts is the premier source of inspiration for graphic designers, art directors, design firms, corporate design departments, advertising agencies, interactive designers, illustrators and photographers—everyone involved in visual communication. People involved in visual communication turn to Communication Arts for ideas and inspiration more than any other creative publication. CA’s editorials, feature articles and annual competitions provide new ideas and information while promoting the highest professional standards for the field. Now in our 56th year, our three-generation family-run business is committed to inspiring all visual communicators, from industry veterans to tomorrow’s innovators.

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