Call for Exhibits: AOI Illustration Awards

The AOI Illustration Awards are the most comprehensive and highest profile illustration awards based in the UK. The AOI Illustration Awards will promote exceptional work by illustrators and present illustration as a major force in global visual culture. The awards are international and open to illustrators worldwide working across all sectors and in any medium.

AOI Illustration Awards

There are two main awards:

NEW TALENT AWARD for work by students and new graduates
PROFESSIONAL AWARD for work by professional illustrators

There are eight categories - Advertising, Books, Children's Books, Design, Editorial & Social Comment, Research & Knowledge Communication, Public Realm and Self-Initiated Projects. The main award winners are selected from the New Talent and Professional winner for each category. 

Of interest to GNSI Members is the category Research & Knowledge Communication - Illustration commissioned for the purpose of undertaking research and communicating knowledge. An illustration that is used as a research or investigative tool and that represents, explains or seeks to understand information or data.

Includes but is not limited to … natural history illustration, wildlife, scientific illustration, forensic imagery, architectural imagery, illustration supporting academic research (for example in archaeology, geology, paleontology, natural sciences, biological sciences), visual informatics, data-visualization, and graphic facilitation.

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