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Folio Society Book Illustration Competition

WHO:

The annual international competition is open to illustrators over the age of 18, both student and professional, with the winner receiving a prestigious Folio Society commission.

WHAT:

This year we are asking entrants to submit three illustrations and a binding design for The Selected Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle. The winner will receive a highly sought-after commission, worth £5,000, to complete a total of nine illustrations and a binding design for the book, which will be published by The Folio Society in 2018. Five runners up will each receive £500 cash. Three of the six prizes are awarded to student entries.

WHEN:

Deadline: January 17, 2018

LINK:
http://competitions.houseofillustration.org.uk/book-illustration-competition-2018/

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California Upland Game Bird Stamp Art Contest

WHO:

Open to all U.S. residents ages 18 and over.

WHAT:

The primary subject of this year’s California Upland Game Bird Stamp design is the Wilson’s snipe. A rendering of this species must appear prominently in the design. The design must include at least one Wilson’s snipe. If background detail is included in the design, it must be accurate and representative of the species’ natural habitat in California. Designs will be judged on originality, artistic composition, anatomical accuracy and suitability for reproduction as a stamp and print.

The design is to be in full color and in the medium (or combination) of the artist’s choosing, except that no photographic process, digital art, metallic paints or fluorescent paints may be used in the finished design. Photographs, computer-generated art, art produced from a computer printer or other computer/mechanical output device (air brush method excepted) are not eligible and will be disqualified.

WHEN:

Entries will be accepted from Oct. 30 through Nov.15.

LINK:

https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/upland-game-bird-stamp

Illustraciencia, International Award on Scientific Illustration

WHO:

All work teams or individuals aged over 18 years old may participate in this Award regardless of the country of residence.

WHAT:

Illustraciencia aims to disseminate the importance of science illustration and pushes it in all its forms, supporting science illustrators and rewarding them through the convening of the International Award for Scientific Illustration.

There will be a collective exhibition and catalogue with the 40 selected works of each edition. The subject of the illustrations must be related to science or nature and the technique is free.

WHEN:

Deadline: May 5, 2017

LINK:

http://illustraciencia.info/en/bases/

Cheltenham Illustration Awards

WHO:

Open to all students, emerging and established illustrators.

WHAT:

The theme for 2017’s Exhibition and Annual : Tales Through Others’ Eyes.

The focus of the Awards has always been one of narrative. Visual storytelling, whether sequential or single image, gives scope to the imagination and opens up possibilities beyond the present moment; what happened before? What happens next?

‘A single experience can lead to many different responses – no two people see the world alike. It’s an easy thing to draw from life when informed by our own experience but to see through the eyes of others requires that we set out on a journey of imagination and empathy; to see clearly we might have to forget our own prejudices and preconceptions. There are a million lives beyond our own – choose to inhabit the world of another and, seeing through their eyes, make an image that explores their distinctive, or unique, vision.’

WHEN:

Deadline for submissions: June 1, 2017

LINK:

http://www.cheltenham-illustration-awards.com/2017/02/blog-post.html

Bucktown Arts Fest Poster Contest

WHO:

Anyone.

WHAT:

The winner will receive a $200 cash prize OR complimentary admission and booth at the fest (your pick). Plus, your artwork will be used to promote the Fest, including the Bucktown Arts Fest website, festival merchandise (posters, t-shirts, hangtags, postcards, program), collateral, press releases and signage.

WHEN:

The deadline for entries is midnight CST on April 15, 2017.

LINK:

http://bucktownartsfest.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/2017-BAF-Poster-Contest-Guidelines.pdf

International Compostela Prize for Picture Books

WHO:

One or more persons, who are authors of the text and illustrations, of any nationality may take part.

WHAT:

The Tenth International Compostela Prize for Picture Books is open to all publications included in the picture book category: a book in which the story is told through images, or through images and text that complement each other. The books may be presented in any of the official languages of the Iberian Peninsula (Galician, Catalan, Basque, Castilian Spanish and Portuguese), and must be original and unpublished.

WHEN:

Deadline: May 12, 2017

LINK:

http://www.kalandraka.com/en/premio-compostela/

Las Laguna Gallery – BotaniK

WHO:

All local, national and international artists, professional and amateur and multiple art mediums will be considered in this call for art.

WHAT:

Las Laguna Gallery presents BotaniK. For this artist opportunity the gallery is seeking works that explore plants. Works that show flowers, plants, trees, leaves, cactus, succulents, etc. to be considered. Works in Acrylic, Airbrush, Assemblage, Charcoal, Color Pencil, Collage, Digital Art, Drawings, Encaustic, Fiber Art, Graphite, Illustration, Mixed Media, New Media, Oil, Painting, Pastel, Photography (Traditional and Digital), Printmaking and Watercolor, will be considered.

WHEN:

Deadline: October 8, 2017

LINK:

http://www.laslagunagallery.com/call-for-entry