The World Illustration Awards are delivered in partnership by:

The Association of Illustrators is the professional body for illustration in the UK. Established in 1973, the AOI champions illustrators and the illustration industry with education, promotion and campaigning to achieve a thriving industry for us all. Memberships are available for illustrators, agents and colleges with discounts available for students and represented artists.

Directory of Illustration, the world’s leading illustration resource, is distributed free of charge to thousands of art commissioners who regularly hire freelance artists and animators. Advertising agencies, corporations and publishing companies depend on the searchable website and annual printed Directory to find top talent for their campaigns and projects. In print, on-line and on social, we help artists successfully grow and sustain their professional careers.

The World Illustration Awards are supported by:

With Procreate, the whole world is your studio. This multi‑award winning creative application gives millions of artists worldwide the power to create stunning sketches, lush paintings and rich illustrations on the go. Procreate believes in the power of art to communicate, and is proud to sponsor the Editorial category of the World Illustration Awards.

Procreate are sponsors of the WIA2021 Editorial Category

Workbook is an authority in the creative industry. For decades, we’ve helped creative teams find the best artists working in the commercial world. Top buyers trust Workbook for the photographers, illustrators, designers, and stylists they need every day. Finding the perfect match for your project is easy with Workbook.

Varoom is a unique publication commanding a global audience commenting on and discussing the contemporary illustrated image in depth. It features interviews with illustrators, image-makers and designers as well as critical articles by leading commentators.

XP-PEN is a professional and reliable supplier of graphics tablets, pen display monitors, stylus pens, and more. Our team is committed to endless innovation with the goal of bringing every artist into the digital age with tools and technology to suit their individual needs. Now we have built our world-level reputation in digital art, photo editing, 2D/3D design, art education, e-signature, etc. XP-PEN will continue to enhance its product capability and provide its users all over the world with more timely, efficient, and customer-oriented service and support.

The London Book Fair (LBF) is the global marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film and digital channels. The Illustrators’ Gallery at LBF enables illustrators and artists to showcase their work to the 25,000-strong publishing community over the three days of the Fair.

Established in 1992, The Society of Artists Agents (SAA) is a group of like-minded Agents who collectively represent nearly 1000 World Class Illustrators. Our aim is to promote the use of quality illustration and encourage the very highest standards of professionalism for the mutual benefit of clients, illustrators and fellow agents.

Walker Books UK is part of the vibrant international Walker Books Group that includes Candlewick Press in America, Walker Books Australia, the Walker Group Licencing division, and Walker Productions, developing Walker content for other media platforms, including Hank Zipzer for BBC. Walker is the world’s leading wholly independent publisher of English-language children’s books.