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The Blockchain Challenge

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A blockchain is a continuously growing list of records (blocks), which are linked and secured using cryptography. Invented by Satoshi Nakamoto in 2008 to serve as the public transaction book of the cryptocurrency bitcoin, blockchains were designed to be secure. This makes them perfect for many uses like;  identity management, recording of intellectual property, transaction processing, food traceability, and even voting.

In our case we have used it to create a decentralised application in which creatives can show and monetize their work without intermediaries. Providing the capability for creators all around the world to be compensated for their intellectual property.

For this Weeklys Challenge we want you to get inspired by the blockchain! Be it a collage, illustration, animation or photo we want to see what blockchain means to our community!

The challenge is open to all public. Simply download the Creativechain’s app, create an entry fitting with the challenge’s theme, add the specific tag (blockchainweeklys), and you’re in!

Deadline: 
07/04/2018
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Poster Prize for Illustration 2019, in partnership with London Transport Museum (LTM)

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Across the ages, London has produced and inspired countless stories.

Fictitious or real characters and events in this amazing city have always held a fascination, from the anecdotal urban myth to grand tales of historic legend – from the everyday to the curious, and from the past to the present. The aim of the Poster Prize for Illustration competition 2019 is to attract artwork for display that is colourful, inspiring and celebrates the vibrant, multi-layered city that is London.

 

Artists are invited to visually capture a familiar or lesser-known narrative in a single image on the theme of London Stories. All stories, current or historical, real or fictional which feature this amazing city are welcome – your imagination is the limit. Stories could be those seen in a film or play, heard in poetry or music, or read in literature. They may be family anecdotes, or an impression of your daily observations. Your visual story could be inspired by London’s history or contemporary city living. What stories does London have to tell?

 

Impress the jury with your illustrated interpretation of a London story and be in with a chance of having your work displayed at the famous London Transport Museum and winning the top prize.

 

Prizes will be awarded in three levels:

First prize: £2,000 and feature of the winning image on a London

Transport Museum poster to be displayed on the London Underground

Second prize: £1,000

Third prize: £750

 

There will also be a special public vote London Transport Museum

Collection Prize. Details to be announced when the exhibition opens.

There is also the possibility that shortlisted images will be featured on

merchandise sold in London Transport Museum’s Covent Garden and online shops.

 

The competition is open to illustrators and students of illustration throughout the world. The top 100 entries selected by a panel of judges will be displayed in an exhibition at London Transport Museum that will run from February to Summer 2019. The winners will be announced at an event during the exhibition opening

week.

 

The deadline for submissions is 16 July 2018

 

The Poster Prize for Illustration continues Transport for London’s legacy of design that dates back over 100 years. London Transport Museum’s collection of graphic art is one of the best in the world and includes over 5,000 posters and artworks by famous artists including Man Ray, Laura Knight and Edward McKnight Kauffer.

 

Deadline: 
07/16/2018

THE DEADLINE FOR THE WORLD ILLUSTRATION AWARDS 2018 HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL 20 FEBRUARY 2018!

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Professional and New Talent illustrators (current students or recent graduates) are invited to submit work in any media or context to the World Illustration Awards into any of the eight categories: Advertising, Books, Children’s Books, Design, Editorial, Experimental, Research or Site Specific.

Each category will be judged by a panel of international experts, drawn from some of the world’s best commissioners of illustration including: WeTransfer, Twitter, Laurence King, Penguin Books, Human After All, VCCP and POWWOW!.

There are some great reasons to enter this year’s Awards!

Be seen by commissioners:

  • All entrants have their work seen and judged by industry professionals, which may lead to commissions.
  • All 200 shortlisted and winning entries are included in a full colour, 128-page catalogue, direct mailed to 1,300 major commissioners worldwide.
  • All shortlisted and winning entries will be showcased on the Awards site in dedicated online portfolios.
  • All shortlisted artists will have their work promoted across the AOI’s industry networks.
  • All shortlisted and winning entries will be presented in a high-profile exhibition at Somerset House, London held in June 2018.

Be in with a chance to win some fantastic prizes:

  • This year there are cash prizes for the Overall Winners, sponsored by rOtring: £2,000 for the Overall Professional Winner, and £1,000 for the Overall New Talent Winner.
  • The Overall Professional Winner will receive 1 full page in Directory of Illustration No. 35. including an online portfolio with 100 images. The value is $2695 USD.
  • The Professional Advertising Category Winner will receive an iPad Pro, Apple Pencil and Procreate software package, courtesy of the Advertising Category sponsor Procreate.
  • The New Talent Advertising Category Winner will receive a Procreate software package, courtesy of the Advertising Category sponsor Procreate.
  • All category winners will be given a complimentary year-long AOI membership, valued at £160.

Enter here: https://theaoi.com/wia2018/ by 20 February 2018

Deadline: 
02/20/2018
Fee Detail: 
£25-£45/$33-$60

World Illustration Awards 2018 Call for Entries is now open!

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Illustrators in any country working in any medium or context can enter work created between January 2017 and February 2018.

Submissions can be made into eight categories as either a New Talent (students or those within 2 years of graduation or entering the illustration world) or as a Professional entry.

Work may be entered by the creator or third parties such as agents, colleges or commissioners.

In addition to the prestige of being recognised by the World Illustration Awards, there are many tangible benefits to entering:

Be seen by commissioners:

  • Selected entries will be promoted across our extensive industry networks as soon as they come in.
  • All entrants have their work seen and judged by industry professionals, which may lead to commissions.
  • All 200 shortlisted and winning entries are included in a full colour, 128-page catalogue, direct mailed to 1,300 major commissioners worldwide.
  • All shortlisted and winning entries will be showcased on the Awards site in dedicated online portfolios.
  • All shortlisted artists will have their work promoted across the AOI’s industry networks.
  • All shortlisted and winning entries will be presented in a high-profile exhibition at Somerset House, London held in June 2018.
  • All shortlisted entries have the opportunity to be selected for a touring exhibition which receives over 40,000 visitors every year.

Be in with a chance to win some incredible prizes:

  • This year there are cash prizes for the Overall Winners, sponsored by rOtring: £2,000 for the Overall Professional Winner, and £1,000 for the Overall New Talent Winner.
  • The Overall Professional Winner will receive 1 full page in Directory of Illustration No. 35. including an online portfolio with 100 images. The value is $2695 USD.
  • The Professional Advertising Category Winner will receive an iPad Pro, Apple Pencil and Procreate software package, courtesy of the Advertising Category sponsor Procreate.
  • The New Talent Advertising Category Winner will receive a Procreate software package, courtesy of the Advertising Category sponsor Procreate.
  • All category winners will be given a complimentary annual AOI membership, valued at £160

The deadline for submissions is Tuesday 6 February 2018.

Deadline: 
02/06/2018
Fee Detail: 
Single entry: 1 image or 1 moving image link: £25 / $33 / €30 Multiple Entry: Up to 5 images (or combination of still and moving images): £45 / $60 / €54

World Illustration Awards 2017 Category Winners Announced

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Tony Rodriguez 'Billy Murray | Mark Twain Prize' for the Washington Post

The Association of Illustrators, in partnership with the Directory of Illustration in California, is excited to announce category winners of the World Illustration Awards.

This year’s winning entries were selected by a panel of international judges from all aspects of the industry including commissioners, publishers and artists, such as Alexandra Zsigmond, Designer at the New York Times, Matt Smith, Creative at Australian public broadcaster SBS and London-based Jonathan Hubbard, Creative Director and Founder of The Clearing.

Zan Boag, Editor-in-Chief of New Philosopher and Editorial Director of Womankind magazine said after the initial shortlisting: “A wonderful bunch of entries, I look forward to discussing the favourites with the other judges. I think these are all excellent artworks - I would commission all of these artists in an instant.”

Category winners include a characterful portrait of Bill Murray for the Washington Post by US-based artist Tony Rodriguez, which was lauded by the jury for its strong composition and well executed traditional technique that captures the subject perfectly and in a unique style. Claudine O’Sullivan’s complex digital illustrations for the Apple Pencil Campaign were commended by the jury for their superb technique: “Flawlessly executed: can’t stop myself from staring at the pencil's mesmerizing effect, it's quite original” - judge Gabe Usadel. Lizzy Stewart’s playful and vibrant illustrations for children’s book ‘There’s a Tiger in the Garden’ were an immediate favourite with the category jury thanks to their full texture and character which reflect the key scenes from the book. Up-and-coming British talent Bethan Woollvin’s college projectLittle Red’ delighted the jury with its simple yet powerful imagery, portraying a contemporary retelling of Little Red Riding Hood with an androgynous protagonist, who could be seen as a relatable role model to all children. 

Environmental themes are addressed with works by Chen Winner, whose educational animation made for CNN titled ‘Econundrum’ shows the consequences of buying bottled water, while the imaginative series of illustrations titled ‘Yen Town - The Last Unpolluted Territory’ by Sam Ki, depict a unity of humanity and the natural world.

Also of note is Marguerite Carnec’s series ‘Lieu de Vie’ which documents the artist’s time spent volunteering in The Jungle refugee camp in Calais and was skillfully created using a monoprint technique.

All category winners will feature in an exhibition at Somerset House from 31 July to 28 August. With over 2,300 entries from 64 countries for this year’s World Illustration Awards, the exhibition will showcase 50 shortlisted projects across the eight categories, from Advertising and Design to Books and Editorial, offering an accessible introduction to illustration in its many forms, and demonstrating the importance of visual communication in everyday life. Original exhibited works on display will include animations, posters, packaging and children’s books by artists from the UK, USA, Italy, The Netherlands, South Korea, Hong Kong and Israel.

This year, The World Illustration Awards is teaming up with Walker Books, the world's leading independent publisher of English-language children's books, to offer the Walker Books Family Programme. A series of free family workshops will take place throughout August in the exhibition space at Somerset House. These include workshops with debut author-illustrator Alice Tait, award-winning author-illustrator of the ‘Julius Zebra’ series Gary Northfield, upcoming artist and illustrator Elissa Elwick, and debut graffiti illustrator Sav Akyuz.

Read about all the winners here: http://www.theaoi.com/awards/winners.php

Looking for Partner for Monthly Comic

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I'm looking for an Artist for my new horror comic (think Tales of the Crypt).

I have the first three issues already written, I'm looking for submissions for both Cover Artists, and comic illustration artists.

Please email me with submissions. If I like your style I will tell you more about the project, I can't post too much about it on here.

 

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Will compensate for first three issues with both percentage of sales & Small Up-Front Fee (Negotiable)

Deadline: 
07/16/2016

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