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A worldwide network of residencies, connecting artists to opportunities for over 27 years.
Redline Artist-in-Residence Program
Redline offers two-year residencies for 15-18 emerging, contemporary artists. In addition to mentorship, career development, and promotion, artists receive fully subsidized studio spaces, which provides financial flexibility and frees the artist to explore and experiment without commercial constraints.
American Illustration-American Photography (AI-AP) Awards
AI-AP offers annual, juried awards in a variety of categories related to illustration and photography, including student-specific awards. Winning works are published in hardcover issues and in digital newsletters.
Illustration West Awards
The Illustration West awards honor new and innovative illustrators in the Western United States and across the world. Student awards are available.
The 3x3 Awards are a global annual competition. Entries are eligible to win up to $1,500 in prizes.
Creative Quarterly Awards
Creative Quarterly offers annual awards for students, recent graduates, and professionals.
V&A Illustration Awards
The V&A Illustration Awards were established in 1972 and have since become the UK’s most prestigious annual illustration competition. Free to enter, the Awards celebrate excellence in student illustration and three categories of contemporary practice: book cover design, book illustration and illustrated journalism.
World Illustration Awards
The Association of Illustrators (AOI) sponsors the World Illustration Awards, which honor illustrators in a variety of categories.
Children's Book Competitions
The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
Named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
The Cybils Awards aims to recognize the children’s and young adult authors and illustrators whose books combine the highest literary merit and popular appeal.
Theodor Seuss Geisel Award
The Theodor Seuss Geisel Award is given annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in English in the United States during the preceding year.
Comic Art Awards
Calls for Entries
Call for Entry (CaFÉ)
Call for Entry is a Denver-based organization connecting artists with projects, fellowships, competitions, and exhibitions since 2005.
Magazines and Journals
Resources for BIPOC Illustrators
Pura Belpré Award
This award is named after Pura Belpré, the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library. The Pura Belpré Award, established in 1996, is presented annually to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.
Coretta Scott King Award
The Coretta Scott King Book Award Committee Blog has been created to promote, recognize and celebrate quality literature by African American children’s authors and illustrators.