Competitions, Awards and Prizes are a great way to increase exposure and gain recognition of your work.
Many illustrators use them as a point in the year to reflect on previous work and showcase their most exciting pieces.
Awards can also offer access to new audiences and opportunities to network. They can be an important way of getting new commissions, and raising your profile as an illustrator.
‘…anyone who professes to be interested in illustration should consider their submissions to competitions and contests as business decisions. It’s not necessarily about winning. It’s more about an investment in your career as an artist. Take note on what the competition offers the winners and what kind of rewards you stand to receive if chosen. Ask yourself, “What can this do for my career as an artist?”.’ – Tony Rodriguez, World Illustration Awards 2017 Professional Editorial Category winner.
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