World Illustration Awards 2019 jury announced

The Association of Illustrators (AOI), in partnership with USA-based Directory of Illustration (DI), is delighted to announce the WIA2019 judging panel in full, including respected names from the industry including Facebook, The Financial Times, Arab News, Penguin Books, AMV BBDO and the Hong Kong Arts Centre.

The panel will select a shortlist of 200 of the very best projects submitted to the competition, and choose Professional and New Talent Winners in each category. They will also select Professional and New Talent Overall Winners, who will be awarded generous cash prizes of £2,000 (Professional) and £1,000 (New Talent) will be announced at a high-profile awards ceremony in central London at an exhibition featuring all shortlisted entries, alongside in-depth displays of winning entries.

Advertising Category
Augusto Bina Monteiro, Creative Director, VMLY&R
Kirstie Johnstone, Creative Production Partner and Board Director, AMV BBDO
Dominic Antelme, Creative Director, Vision Thing

Books Category sponsored by NoBrow
Josh Durham, Designer and Founder, Design by Committee
Jim Stoddart, Designer/Art Director, Penguin Books
Victor Cheung, Founder/Publisher, Viction:ary

Children’s Books Category sponsored by Walker Books
Mia Cassany, Art Director, Mosquito Books
Steven Guarnaccia, Professor of Illustration, Parsons The New School for Design
Ping Fang, Petrel Publishing House Co.

Design Category
Stefan Bergmeier, Designer and CEO, Neue Formation GmbH
Brian Collins, CCO & Co-Founder, We Are Collins
Daniel Cantelon, Associate Creative Director, Taxi Canada

Editorial Category
Eduardo Salles, Founder, Pictoline
Leyla Reynolds, Head of Art, gal-dem
Simon Khalil, Global Creative Director, Arab News

Experimental Category
Francesco Franchi, Managing Editor and Deputy Creative Director, La Repubblica
Bebel Abreu, Designer, Curator, Architect and Publisher, Bebel Books
Mark Kaufman, Illustrator

Research Category
Ilaria Tontardini, Director, Hamelin Italy
Amy King, Editor in Chief and Creative Director, The Lily (a publication from The Washington Post)
Henri Obasi, Illustrator and Designer

Site Specific
Josephine Kelliher, Art Programme Manager, Facebook EMEA & APAC
James Alexander, Jade Design Consultants Ltd
Connie Lam, Executive Director, Hong Kong Arts Centre


Find out more about the judges HERE

28th January 2019

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