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Student Scholarship 2021

Accepting entries until February 22, 2021


Illustrators 63 Annual Competition

Congratulations to all the winners!

Student Scholarship 2021

Presenting the premier showcase for college-level illustration students! Every year since 1981, the Society of Illustrators has recognized top students throughout the world through an exhibit, catalog, reception, and scholarship awards.

The Society of Illustrators is a museum that is open to the public in one of the largest cities in the United States. Now is your chance to have your best students represent your school and gain the attention from our visitors, including publishers, designers, art directors, curators, and art buyers.

This competition is only open to Undergraduate Department Chairs/ Administrators who are interested in entering their student's work. If you are a Department Chair/ Administrator who is not already registered to enter work, please contact us at for more information.

Deadline Extended: February 22, 2021

Exhibition: Online gallery dates TBD

Awards Presentation: TBD


New this year!

The Society understands the unprecedented challenges that the world, and the illustration community, are experiencing right now. In the interest of making the competition more accessible for artists with limited resources, we have created a Fund for those who otherwise would not be able to enter the Annual. This Fund will also allow access to valuable educational and social/networking events attached to the Annual. 

  1. The Society is using an honor system for access to this Fund. Only Artists who need assistance should take advantage of this opportunity. Artists may only use the Fund once.
  2. Artists may use the funding for either up to three Single Images ($20 per image for members/$35 per image for non-members) or one Series ($50 for first 5 images for members/ $75 for first 5 images for non-members. Series is capped at 10 images. Additional images are $5 per image.) You must choose between a single image or sequential for funding. 
  3. Funding is limited and is available as long as the contributions continue to be replenished.  
  4. Entrants who are able may submit donations to the Fund. Any amount can make a difference. These donations will become available immediately. Donating to the Fund is tax-deductible. Artists are able to donate through the invoice section of the call for entries.

Funding Details

Currently available in the fund is $201.00
When paying for entries, the fund may be used to pay for 3 individual entries, or for 1 sequential .