The new 'Young Illustrators Award 2014' contest starts on the 1st of January 2014!
All further information ("how to register etc.") will be published in this section. The registration can be done online in this section from 1st of January 2014 on.
The Young Illustrators Award is one of the most internationally renowned competitions rewarding creativity and innovation in personal contemporary illustration and graphics. It encourages and supports designers in their artistic practice and offers them an internationally recognized platform from which to launch their careers.
"Young", in this context, does not refer to the age of eligible participants but to the works that can be submitted: in the sense of "current and fresh". There's no age restriction!
The main goal of the YIA is to present the partly undiscovered and vivid scene of creators from all over the world to the public and to encourage the creative exchange. These works are important statements of contemporary aesthetics, demonstrating the current visual power of the international illustration scene.
To give an extensive indication of current trends in graphics and illustration, 3 different categories are awarded:
- Illustration (including Pattern Design)
- Book Illustration/ Book Art
- visual artists
- pattern designers
- graphic designers
- animation artists or character designers
- book artists or book illustrators
- graphic artists
- comic artists
Eligible for submission
Illustrative art works, art and installation projects with graphic influences, animations and book art objects qualify for submission. They can be sent to us as:
- Animated films
- Book Art objects
Submissions can be handed in until the 1st of June 2014. The jury will decide the winners of each category on the beginning of September 2014.
The Young Illustrators Award is a project of the Art Festival Illustrative taking place once a year that aims to support young artists and the genre of illustration as well as to give visibility to the creative potential of contemporary graphics, illustration and animation. Since its start in 2006, it has become a worldwide renowned art festival throughout its six editions.
The venue is Berlin, the hometown of Illustrative and one of the most important centres of the international art world. In autumn 2013, the succesful sixth edition of Illustrative took place at Direktorenhaus in Berlin.
The festival represents the forefront of the contemporary illustration scene. The participants of the festival will be selected by the curator Pascal Johanssen as well as by the jury of the Young Illustrators Award, which will be elected each year. The idea of Illustrative is to show the entire spectrum of international illustration and graphic art in one single curated exhibition, highlighting moreover the transitional and intermediate areas between applied and fine arts. With its thematic orientation, the festival is unique. However, it does not consider itself as a niche-event within the graphic industry, but accessible on a large scale, to a diverse and interested public. It aims to help the next generation of “Cutting Edge Visual Culture” to gain the public’s attention and recognition that it deserves.
The Young Illustrators Award 2014 is calling for submissions
The Young Illustrators Award is the most renowned competition awarding creativity and innovation in personal contemporary illustration and graphics. It encourages and supports designers in their artistic practice and offers them an international and worldwide recognized platform. Awarding talent in three different categories, the Young Illustrators Award indicates current trends in graphics and illustration.
Illustrative art works, art projects with graphic influences, animations and book art objects qualify for submission. Submissions can be handed in until the 1st of June 2014.
The nominees will be awarded by an international jury consisting of leading art directors, experts and editors.
The short-listed artists will be announced on the Illustrative website in the beginning of September 2014.
The Young Illustrators Award is a project of the Art Festival Illustrative that aims to support young artists and the genre of illustration as well as to give visibility to the creative potential of contemporary graphics, illustration and other design disciplines.