The University of Worcester presents the World Illustration Awards Exhibition 2018

WIA awards sponsor

Friday 5th October – Saturday 3rd November
Tuesdays – Saturdays only, 10 – 4
Venue – The Art House, Castle Street Worcester, WR1 3ZQ

Admission free

WIA 1  WIA 2  WIA 3
Images from top left by Paul Blow, Magoz, Soo Kyung Cho

The Art House, the University of Worcester, is pleased to present the World Illustration Awards 2018 exhibition, organised by The Association of Illustrators (The AOI), in partnership with the Directory of Illustration.

In a visual culture dominated by photography, illustration provides a deliciously different way to see the world.” World Illustration Awards 2018 Judge Rob Alderson, Editor-in-Chief at Wetransfer.

The exhibition shows all the category winning projects, alongside a selection from the 200 strong shortlist, drawn from a record 3,300 entries from 75 countries.
The exhibition 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 World Illustration Awards
The WIA are presented by The Association of Illustrators in partnership with the Directory of Illustration (USA) with Somerset House as the exhibition partner. There are eight award categories including Advertising, sponsored by Procreate; Books, category sponsored by NoBrow; Children’s Books, category sponsored by Walker Books; and Editorial, category sponsored by Eye magazine. Each category has a new talent and professional winner, with two overall winners announced on the awards night in June. The AOI has been holding an annual illustration competition for over 40 years.