World Illustration Awards Celebration Programme

October 27 @ 6:00 pm - November 24 @ 7:00 pm

Awards Announcement

21 October from midday onwards

We are delighted to announce the WIA2020 Award Winners on the AOI website and across our social channels.

Tune in for the Awards Announcement, with contributions and insights from sponsors, judges and the winners!

Be Ambitious: Commissioning Award-Winning Illustration

27 October, 6 – 7pm, £5

The Directory of Illustration’s Elizabeth Owen leads a panel discussion on the process of commissioning award-winning illustration. Hear how creative teams work with illustrators to get the very best results.

Be Seen: Representation, Promotion and Visibility

10 November, 6 – 7pm, £5

WIA2019 SAA Agents Award for New Talent winner PAPERFACE (aka Abi Langridge), joins top UK agents Laura Lee (Debut Art) and Ciara Phelan (Founder and Creative Director, Grand Matter) to discuss the impact of excellent representation for an artist’s career.

They will discuss how a mentoring relationship and professional representation increases an illustrator’s visibility and boosts career prospects, and wider topics such as the importance of increasing diversity within the industry.

Be Celebrated: Meet the WIA2020 Overall Winners

24 November, 6 – 7pm£5

The WIA2020 Overall Winners give their insights into their award-winning projects, reflect on their creative processes, and discuss the impact of winning an award on their career.

The winners will be announced on 21 October, and their names and biographies will be added here shortly after!



October 27 @ 6:00 pm
November 24 @ 7:00 pm


This is an online event, hosted by Demio


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