WIA Judges are experts in their sectors, and are chosen to represent a global view of illustration.

WIA2021 Judges include (with more to be announced):

Mark Campbell is Head of Design at HarperCollins ANZ.

Mark will be judging the Book Covers Category.

Suzanne Dean is Creative Director at Vintage Books.

Suzanne will be judging the Commercial Publishing Category.

Jane Scherbaum is Director at The Design Kollektiv

Jane will be judging the Design, Product & Packaging Category.

Zhang Zhong Yang, Founder and President of the Shenzhen Illustration Association.

Zhang will be judging the Design, Product & Packaging Category.

Robin Cowcher is an illustrator based in Melbourne, Australia.

Robin will be judging the Editorial Category, sponsored by Procreate.

Cécile Gariépy is an illustrator based in Montreal, Canada.

Cécile will be judging the Exploration Category.

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Rhiannon Nicol, Senior Creative Producer at AMV BBDO, UK.

Rhiannon will be judging the Advertising Category.

Zhigeng Wang, Research Librarian, National Library of China.

Wang Zhigeng will be judging the Children’s Publishing Category, sponsored by Walker Books.

Gary Cochrane, Art Director, The Economist, UK.

Gary will be judging the Editorial Category, sponsored by Procreate.

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Livia Satriano, Founder Libri Belli, Italy.

Livia will be judging the Book Covers category.

Vivyen Bowdler, Lead Creative Strategist at Twitter, UK.

Vivyen will be judging the Advertising category.

Justine Orral, Facebook, USA.

Justine will be judging the Advertising category.

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Beci Orpin, Creative practitioner, Australia

Beci will be judging the Exploration category.

Hana Anouk Nakamura, Associate Art Director for Abrams Books, USA

Hana will be judging the Children’s Publishing category, sponsored by Walker Books.

Thomas M. Müller, Professor for Illustration, Academy of Fine Arts in Leipzig, Germany

Thomas will be judging the Alternative Publishing category.

Judges of previous WIAs have included editors, art directors and publishers from organisations including Penguin, WeTransfer, Twitter, Laurence King, Google Images, TIME Magazine, Wired and many more!