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OPPORTUNITY: The Prize for Illustration 2017

OPPORTUNITY: The Prize for Illustration 2017 AOI Association of Illustrators

AOI Association of Illustrators

7 October 2016
by Monique Ricketts

The Association of Illustrators (AOI) in partnership with London Transport Museum (LTM) call for applications for The Prize for Illustration 2017. This year the theme is Sounds of the City - an illustrated interpretation of urban sound.

We are surrounded 24/7 by sound in our cities. It shapes our experiences and our moods. Whether it’s the sound of people going about their daily lives – living, working, visiting or enjoying cultural, sporting or musical activities – or the sounds of nature within the city, the exhibition will show the artist’s relationship with sound, heard within the environment of a city context.

The aim of The Prize for Illustration 2017 competition is to attract artwork for display in an exhibition at London Transport Museum that is colourful, inspiring and celebrates the sounds heard in the hubbub and quiet spaces of the UK’s vibrant, diverse, multi-layered cities.

Entrants are invited to visually capture sound heard in our UK cities in a single illustration. Inspiration might be from natural or man-made sounds. Where does your ear meet your eye? You may be inspired by the lyrics from a song about a city. You might illustrate sound in a recognisable UK city, or your visualisation might be a soundscape heard in any UK city. You might just illustrate the people, activities or things that produce the sounds - imaginary or real, past or present.  Your imagination is the limit. 

How to apply

The competition is open to illustrators and students of illustration throughout the world.

The top 100 entries selected by a panel of independent judges will be displayed in an exhibition at London Transport Museum that will open in May 2017 and run until September 2017. The winners will be announced at a private award ceremony that will take place in May 2017.

Prizes are awarded in three levels:
• First prize: £2000 and display of the winning image on a London Transport Museum poster to be displayed on the London Underground.
• Second prize: £1000
• Third prize: £750

Deadline: 10 October 2016 (end of day)

Please read the Terms for Entry before submitting work.

Enter the competition here.

More information on the AOI Association of Illustrators website.