The AOI, in partnership with the Listing of Illustration, is delighted to announce the World Illustration Awards 2021 winners, together with 20 Class Winners, 20 Extremely Counseled initiatives, 4 Cross-Class Award Winners, and two General Winners, who’re the recipients of money prizes.
The winners have been chosen from a shortlist of 200 initiatives, drawn from over 5280 entries from 82 international locations. They had been introduced on 12 October 2021 at a web based Awards Ceremony, offered by famend illustrator Axel Scheffler and a number of particular visitor presenters.
Following the Awards Ceremony, an on-line Celebration Programme of occasions and masterclasses will run all through October and November, highlighting areas of present significance, together with different routes into illustration, and exploring the significance of accelerating range throughout the business. A printed catalogue of all 200 shortlisted initiatives can also be available for purchase from the AOI web site.
The AOI CEO Ren Renwick says “Tonight is a celebration of the 200 shortlisted challenge for this yr’s awards, however even larger than that, it’s a celebration of the resilience, creativity, creativeness and vitality of our business. The WIA2021 competitors is for illustration comprised of January 2020 to February 2021 – so most of this work may have been created in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic with all the social and monetary impacts that got here with it. We’ve been overwhelmed by the enjoyment, brilliance and number of work that was entered this yr.”
The World Illustration Awards is a year-long celebration and showcase of illustration, bringing collectively creatives, business, commissioners and artwork administrators, celebrating nice illustration on a scale like by no means earlier than.