Welcome to the World Illustration Awards Showcase 2020, a celebration of illustration in all its forms.

Curated by the AOI Awards Team, as well as invited commissioners and sponsors, the Showcase is designed to give in depth insights into the exciting, diverse and inspiring array of work being made across the globe today.

The Showcase is divided into sections. Curated Highlights offer thematic insights into ways illustrators are currently working. Category Highlights are digests of some of the most exciting entries in each category. And the Galleries offer a quick way to see the process behind the work.

You can also see who has been shortlisted for the four Cross-Category Awards, and read in depth winner Spotlight Interviews once they have been announced! The Awards Announcement is the opening event of our new Celebration Programme which runs through October – November.


Overall Winner Spotlight Interviews


Category Winner Spotlight Interviews


Overall Winners Announcement!

Ren Renwick, CEO of the AOI introduces the Overall Winner Announcement, followed by Isabelle Ottiger of Winsor and Newton who announces the Overall Winners of the World Illustration Awards 2020 at 7pm!


Cross Category Awards Announcement!

We’re excited to announce the winners of our Cross Category Awards from The AOI, Directory of Illustration, Society of Artists Agents, and It’s Nice That!


Category Award Announcements!

The AOI’s CEO Ren Renwick welcomes you to our awards announcement today, followed by WIA Judge Melissa Charland of Publicis Canada, who announces the highly commended and winning projects in the WIA Advertising Category!

WIA Judge Dan Franklin of Jonathan Cape announces the highly commended and winning projects in the WIA Alternative Publishing Category!

WIA Judge Alceu Nunes, Creative Director, Grupo Companhia das Letras (Penguin Random House Brazil)  announces the highly commended and winning projects in the WIA Book Covers Category!

WIA Category Sponsor Ben Norland, Creative Director of Walker Books UK announces the highly commended and winning projects in the WIA Children’s Publishing Category!

WIA Judge Oswin Tickler of smallfury announces the highly commended and winning projects in the WIA Commercial Publishing Category!

WIA Judge Erich Nagler of Google Doodles announces the highly commended and winning projects in the WIA Design Product and Packaging Category!

WIA Category Sponsor Georgie Holt of Procreate announces the highly commended and winning projects in the WIA Editorial Category!!

WIA Judge Aisha Ayoade of Yellowzine announces the highly commended and winning projects in the WIA Exploration Category!

WIA Awards Manager Sabine Reimer announces the highly commended and winning projects in the WIA Science and Technology Category!

WIA Judge Jeremy To announces the highly commended and winning projects in the WIA Site Specific Category!


Cross-Category Awards Shortlists


Curated Galleries

Explore our visual guides to illustration process, work in context and more!


Curated Highlights

Thematic lists that contextualise the shortlist within current illustration trends and practice.


Category Highlights

View the highlights from each of the ten WIA2020 categories.


Don’t forget to join us for the winners’ announcement on 21 October! We’ll be announcing the winners on instagram and here on the Showcase!