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Illustrators 51
Accepting entries through November 7th, 2010
Any illustration created or initially published between October 1, 2007 and November 1, 2008 that has not been accepted in the Annual previously, is eligible. International entries are welcome.

All commissioned work whether published or not, should be entered in one of the first six categories: Sequential, or Series/Animation, Editorial, Book, Advertising, Institutional, and Uncommissioned.

Files should be 72 dpi, RGB, Jpeg, 500 pixels on the longest side
We are accepting MOV files for the Sequential Animation Category

You must pay your entry fees prior to November 7, 2008 at midnight for your work to be entered into the show for judging.

The deadline is November 7, 2008 at midnight. Please be aware that the site will close at this time and no extensions can be given.


$30 per entry for non-members of the Society of Illustrators

$20 per entry for members of the Society of Illustrators entering their own illustrations

$35 per entry for non-members of the Society of Illustrators entering Sequential or Series/Animation

$30 per entry for members of the Society of Illustrators entering their own Sequential or Series/Animation

*** Art Directors and designers pay the non-member fee.

Gold and Silver Medals will be presented to the Illustrators and Art Directors whose works are judged the best in each category. Medals will be presented only if original art is available to hang in the exhibition.

The Sequential Awards Gala will take place on Friday, January 16, 2009. The Editorial and Book Awards Gala will take place on Friday, February 6, 2009. The Advertising, Institutional, and Uncommissioned Awards Gala will take place on Friday, March 6, 2009.

Sequential: January 7- January 24, 2009
Editorial and Book: Janaury 28- February 28, 2009
Advertising, Institutional, and Uncommissioned: March 3-March 28, 2009

Chosen artists will be notified by November 21, 2008.

For questions regarding submissions or the website please contact exhibitions@societyillustrators.org or call 212-838-2560.



Joan Hilty
Ben Katchor
Megan Montague Cash
Mark Newgarden
Leif Parsons
Jeff Scher
Neil Swaab
Sara Varon


N. Ascencios
Fernanda Cohen
Serge Bloch
Josh Cochran
Thomas Fuchs
Jillian Tamaki
Jason Treat
Cathleen Toelke


Isabelle Dervaux
Laura Stutzman
James McMullan
Semadar Megged
Wendell Minor
Robert Andrew Parker
David Sandlin
Sergio Ruzzier
Sam Weber


Soojin Buzelli
John Kascht
Kenna Kay
Frances Jetter
Michael Sloan
James Victore
Ina Saltz


Sue Coe
Paul Davis
Scott Bakal
Ruth Marten
Christopher Silas Neal
Richard Berenson
Stefano Imbert
Bruce Waldman
Closed for entries.