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World Illustration Awards 2023

World Illustration Awards 2023

Deadline: 14 February 2023
Open to: international illustrators over 18 years old
Benefits: exciting prizes, from trophies and AOI memberships, to cash for the Overall Winners


The World Illustration Awards showcase great work being made by illustrators all over the world today. WIA focuses on supporting and celebrating creativity, connecting illustrators to their peers and the industry. Being part of WIA offers a host of benefits such as increased visibility, opportunities to promote yourself, and the chance to network. WIA also gives many illustrators a platform to reach new clients and commissions.


Illustration, or projects featuring illustration, in any medium, format or usage can be entered into WIA2023. This includes still images, animated gifs and animations.

Work can be self-initiated or commissioned. The only requirement is the illustration must have been created, commissioned or published since January 2022.

• Illustrators (including duos and collectives), commissioners, agents and tutors are invited to submit illustration created since 1 January 2022 into the World Illustration Awards 2022.
• There is no limit to the medium or format of the illustrations that you can enter, but you do need to select one of the 10 categories for each of your entries.
• You can enter as many projects as you like!
• The competition is open to illustrators over 18 years old.
• Current students and recent graduates are welcome to enter, as well as those without formal training.


Winners of WIA2023 can look forward to some exciting prizes, from trophies and AOI memberships, to cash for the Overall Winners.

How to apply?

For more information please visit the official website.