500 projects have been selected for the World Illustration Awards 2020 longlist.

View the longlist at:

The AOI, in partnership with the Directory of Illustration, is delighted to announce for the first time ever, the 500 projects that have been longlisted for the World Illustration Awards 2020!

 “We are presenting the Longlist for the 2020 World Illustration Awards at an extraordinary time.  Now more than ever the value of illustration is startlingly obvious.  It communicates, enchants, explains. The illustration is the perfect commission for our socially distanced times. This longlist will offer seasoned commissioners, as well as those trying illustration for the first time, a treasure trove of delights to pick from.”  Ren Renwick, CEO AOI

The Longlist includes projects from all 10 categories by both New Talent and Professional Illustrators. Illustration for everything, from Advertising, Design, Editorial, Book Covers and Site Specific projects is represented. A highlight is seeing the huge variety of work, with everything from personal projects sitting alongside campaigns for global brands.

The judges, including illustrator Axel Scheffler, Co-founder of Art-platform Yellowzine Aisha Ayoade, and Alyssa Walker from Wired, continue their search for the shortlisted 200 projects, to be announced in June 2020. Later in the year, we will announce the Category and Overall Winners, who will receive generous cash prizes.

The World Illustration Awards is a year-long celebration and showcase of illustration, bringing together creatives, industry, commissioners and art directors, supporting our global illustration community to thrive more than ever.

Every longlisted project can be viewed on The AOI website at:

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