AOI Illustration Awards 2014

2 October – 2 November 2014 at Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA

The AOI Illustration Awards Exhibition presents highlights from this year’s shortlist of contemporary illustration, entered by emerging and established talent to the competition.


The AOI Illustration Awards is the only independent jury-selected illustration competition in the UK and this year’s winning work was chosen by a panel of esteemed judges from all aspects of the industry including commissioners, publishers and artists.


12 category winners have been chosen, from which two overall award winners will be announced in the classification of Professional illustration, which is open to all practicing professionals, and New Talent, which is open to students and recent graduates.


Category winners include children’s book illustrator Chris Haughton, self-taught Brazilian artist Laurindo Feliciano, Brooklynite Aaron Meshon, Berlin based moving image-maker Thoka Maer and Falmouth University graduates David Doran, William Grill and Katy Ponder.

The awards are featured in the new edition of Varoom – the illustration report.


After Somerset House, the AOI Illustration Awards Exhibition 2014 begins a national tour, continuing into 2015.

Venues confirmed include: Aberytswyth Arts Centre, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Swansea and Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk

Photos by Juliet Harris

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