The AOI, in partnership with the Directory of Illustration, is delighted to announce the World Illustration Awards 2022 winners, including 20 Category Winners, 20 Highly Commended projects, four Cross-Category Award Winners, and two Overall Winners, who are the recipients of cash prizes.
The winners have been selected from a shortlist of 200 projects, drawn from over 5,000 entries from 77 countries. They were announced on 1st November 2022 at an online Awards Ceremony, presented by renowned illustrator Oliver Jeffers and a host of special guest presenters!
AOI CEO Rachel Hill Says “As the awards grow year after year, so has the incredible quality of the entries. We have been delighted to receive such a varied mix of themes and influences from around the globe, united in their fearless approach to their craft. It has been wonderful to celebrate so many individual styles and unique voices within the illustration community. It takes bravery to trust in your talent and push the boundaries of your own practice. We’d like to thank this year’s entrants for putting their work out into the world and sharing it here with us.”
The World Illustration Awards is a year-long celebration and showcase of illustration, bringing together creatives, industry, commissioners, and art directors, celebrating great illustration on a scale like never before.