2015 Illustration Annual
Although 4,305 submissions to this year’s Illustration Competition is comparable to the number we received last year, there was a marked increase in winners in the Advertising and Book categories and a decrease in projects making the cut in Institutional and Self-Promotion. The new Student category noticeably offset the number of entries submitted in the Unpublished category. Fortunately, international representation is up this year, with selections from sixteen countries, including Colombia, Hungary and India.
“The high level of conceptual thinking and execution impressed me,” said juror Kenna Kay. “I was pleased to see so much good illustration commissioned by advertisers, and I was also encouraged to see many pieces entered by international illustrators.”
“The best stuff I saw was from more established illustrators, but a couple of people I wasn’t familiar with caught my eye,” said juror Darhil Crooks. “I wrote down their names.”
"I was very impressed with the submissions this year, from unexpected mediums to simple, strong concepts to timeless, well-crafted pieces. "
— Jim Root