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Annual Wonderland Award

WHO:

All graduate and undergraduate students in all fields of study, currently enrolled in accredited California colleges and universities are eligible to participate

WHAT:

The format for Wonderland Award entries is limited only by the imagination. We accept a broad range of submissions, including scholarly essays, poems, performance pieces, videogames, animation, visual artworks, music, digital compositions, and films. Prize-winners will be selected from among all eligible entries received by a panel of qualified independent judges. First prize is $3,000; Second prize is $1,500

WHEN:

The deadline for entries for the 2019 Wonderland Award is Monday, April 1, 2019; winners will be announced at an award reception in Doheny Library on Thursday, April 18.

LINK:

https://libraries.usc.edu/locations/special-collections/wonderland-award

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Andreu World Contest 2018

WHO:

The competition is open to design students and professionals, without age limit.

WHAT:

In order to participate in the contest, each participant must design an item of furniture (seat or table).

WHEN:

Deadline: November 30, 2018

LINK:

https://www.andreuworld.com/contest-18/faq

Embracing Our Differences 2019

WHO:

The competition is open to anyone.

WHAT:

Artists, professionals, amateurs, students may submit art images on the theme “Enriching lives through diversity”.

Embracing Our Differences invites you to participate in creating a society where diversity is embraced and individuality is celebrated. Become a part of this change by submitting your original art to Embracing Our Differences and its 16th annual international outdoor juried art exhibit featuring 45 billboard-size images. Each work of art is created by local, national and international artists reflecting their interpretation of our theme “enriching lives through diversity.” The exhibit is displayed mid-January through mid-March each year in Island Park along Sarasota’s bayfront in Southwest Florida.

WHEN:

Deadline: October 15, 2018

LINK:

https://embracingourdifferences.org/submit-art/

JIA Illustration Award 2018

WHO:

The competition is open to anyone.

WHAT:

The JIA Illustration Award is an annual contest organised by Japan Illustrators’ Association. There is no theme. All illustrations must be in JPEG format. All entries must be the original work of the entrant.

WHEN:

Deadline: June 30, 2018

LINK:

https://jpn-illust.com/english/compe/index.html

XXII A la Orilla del Viento – Picture Book Competition

WHO:

The competition is open to writers and illustrators of 18 years and over, of any nationality.

WHAT:

To promote creative literature and art for children and young adults, Fondo de Cultura Económica invites authors and illustrators from around the world to submit entries for its XXII A la Orilla del Viento Picture Book Competition.

Writers and illustrators may submit entries, provided that their work is in Spanish language. Stories must be told through the interaction or close interrelation between images and a brief text. Stories told purely through images are acceptable, but books without illustrations are not eligible.

Entries can have any theme, book layout, and illustration technique, with a maximum length of 48 pages and a minimum of 16. Both text and illustrations of entries must be completely unpublished. Entries must be submitted as dummies with the finished design, text, color, and illustrations, the closest version to the final book.

WHEN:

Deadline: August 31, 2018

LINK:

http://www.fondodeculturaeconomica.com/invitaciones/2018/aov.html

International Ex Libris Competition Varna 2018

WHO:

The competition is open to artists from all over the world, aged 16 years or older.

WHAT:

You may submit a maximum of 5 different bookplates, each of them in three signed copies. The theme is free. Only traditional graphic techniques are eligible. Computer designs, photocopies, drawings or sketches will not be accepted. The work shall be printed on paper not larger than 290 mm x 210 mm. The image (engraved part) of the exlibris must be not larger than 170 x 170 mm.

WHEN:

Deadline: June 20, 2018

LINK:

http://www.exlibris-competition-varna.org/international-ex-libris-competition-varna/

Nami Island Picture Book Illustration Contest 2019

WHO:

Open to all picture book illustrators in the world.

WHAT:

Nami Concours aims to encourage artists’ creativity and contribute to the advancement of the quality of picture book illustrations. It is organized every 2 years by Nami Island, the official sponsor of IBBY Hans Christian Andersen Awards. Nami Concours 2019 accepts either original illustrations or digital prints of original illustrations as entries. No entries will be returned. Nami Concours 2019 selects the winners from among shortlisted candidates selected during the preliminary round of judging.

WHEN:

Deadline: August 31, 2018

LINK:

http://www.namiconcours.com/press/press_01.php?page=1&keyfield=&keyword=&num=19&re_num=0&mode=view