Accepting entries until October 23, 2015
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Student Scholorship Competiton 2015
2 students participated, representing 56 schools
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS!
ILLUSTRATORS 58 CALL FOR ENTRIES
Join the premier showcase for illustrators! All accepted entries will be reproduced in full color in the Illustrators 58 annual and included in the exhibit at the Society of Illustrators, on display January 6 - February 27, 2016. A selection of 40 works will tour US colleges through February 2017, the 34th educational traveling exhibition.
58th Annual Exhibition Committee
Alessandro Gottardo, Chair
Josh Cochran, Assistant Chair
Franco Matticchio, Poster Art
Guido Scarabottolo, Poster Design
Illustrators 58 Annual Book
All accepted entries will be reproduced in full color in the Illustrators 58 Annual. Complete credit will accompany the image, including title, media and artistís and/or repís phone number(s). The Hanging/Publication fee of $90 non-members/$80 members is required for reproduction in the book, whether or not the work was displayed in the exhibition.
Deadline for Entries
Friday, October 23rd at 11:59PM (EST)
Uncommissioned, Institutional, Advertising
January 6- January 30, 2016
Editorial and Book
February 3 - February 27, 2016
Galas and Award Presenations
Uncommissioned, Institutional, Advertising Gala: Friday, January 8, 2016
Editorial and Book Gala: Friday, February 5, 2016
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. A high-quality print will qualify in case of digitally created work.
Any illustration created or initially published between October 1, 2014 and November 1, 2015 that has not been entered or accepted in the Annual previously, is eligible. International entries are welcome. Each submission will receive consideration by every member of the jury for its category. Please be certain that the original art will be available for exhibition and can remain at the Society from January through February 2016. High-quality prints will be hung in the case of digitally created art only.
Specs for Upload:
Vertical images should be 72 dpi, jpeg, and can be up to 1000 px on the longest side.
Horizontal images should be 72 dpi, jpeg, and can be up to 1400 px on the longest side.
All commissioned work whether published or not, should be entered in one of the five categories: Editorial, Book, Advertising, Institutional, Uncommissioned. Participants who wish to submit a Series of images MUST enter their work in the appropriate category. A Series is any multi-image project for which a sequence of images is necessary to fully convey an idea or story. Participants will be able to submit 3 to 10 images per Series. Participants who wish to submit a Moving Image MUST enter their work in the appropriate category. A Moving Image is an animation used for commercial purposes such as tv or online advertisements, short or feature length movies, ebooks, apps. To enter this category, please submit a Youtube or Vimeo link. Gif _les are also accepted.
Examples: work commissioned by newspapers or magazines, medical and scientific journals or online magazines.
Examples: all illustrations originally commissioned for use inside or on the
covers of hardbound and paperback books, including fiction and nonfiction; childrenís and young adult literature and comic books. Promotional posters or advertisements depicting book art must be submitted in the book category. Self-published books should be entered in the Uncommissioned category.
Work created to sell a product, usually commissioned by an ad agency. Examples: consumer ads in magazines, newspapers, special supplements, television and web, billboards, point-of-purchase, theater posters. A full list of examples can be found on the website at www.societyillustrators.org.
Work commissioned by an institution such as government services, in-house, or a corporation.
Examples: work appearing on announcements, annual reports, calendars, corporate projects, government service projects, greeting cards, newsletters, in-house publications, philatelic work and collectibles, stamps, work promoting a transportation authority or parks department, and work promoting a gallery. A full list of examples can be found on the website at www.societyillustrators.org.
This includes all self-generated work such as portfolio samples, sourcebook ads and uncommissioned stock that are currently unpublished except as promotion for the artist or artist's representative. Commissioned but un-published work appearing as self-promotion should be entered in the category for which the work was originally done. There will be no art directors or clients credited for uncommissioned works.
Members: $20 per Single Image, $50 per Series up to five images ($5 for each additional image)
Non-Members: $35 per Single Image, $75 per Series up to five images ($5 for each additional image)
Art Directors and designers pay the nonmember fees.