The World Illustration Awards 2018


Somerset House, London, WCR 1LA

7 – 20 June (Free entry)

“In a visual culture dominated by photography, illustration provides a deliciously different way to see the world.” WIA Judge Rob Alderson, Editor-in-Chief at Wetransfer

The exhibition is the largest World Illustration Awards show to date. It explores what illustration means today, how it shapes our world and understanding and how the art form itself is changing.

At once global and personal, visitors can expect to be inspired by this diverse, engaging exhibition. This annual survey of the best illustration globally will explore where illustration is now, where it is heading in the future, and showcase the legends of the industry who continue to inspire new generations of artists.

The shortlist has been drawn from a record of 3,300 entries from 75 countries. 

The exhibition then tours the UK and internationally, and is seen by over 50,000 visitors over the course of the year.


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Joanne Morris