In their 75th Anniversary year, the Folio Society celebrates illustrators and launches the Folio Book Illustration Award 2022.
This new, free-to-enter competition, aims to find new illustration talent from around the world for narrative fiction. An annual international competition, it is open to illustrators (studenst or professionals), who have not previously been commissioned by The Folio Society. Entrants will illustrate a single scene of their choice from Edgar Allan Poe’s The Masque of the Red Death.
Selected from a shortlist of 6, the winning entrant will receive a £2,000 cash prize plus a £500 Folio
Gift Voucher with the remaining 5 shortlisted artists each receiving a £500 Folio Gift Voucher. The winner and 5 shortlisted runners-up will be offered the opportunity of a portfolio review with the Folio Society Art Directors.
There is no fee to enter the Folio BIA. The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe is available to download free of charge from their website.
The Award opens 4 May 2022 and closes 22nd June 2022. A longlist of 20 entries, chosen by the judges, will be exhibited on The Folio Society website from 18 July 2022 with the 6 shortlisted entries, one of whom will be the winner, announced online on 16 August 2022.
Illustrators can visit foliosociety.com/FolioBIA to find all the necessary details to enter this competition.