The Book Illustration Competition 2019
8th January 2019
Who may enter
The competition is open to illustrators over the age of 18, both student and professional, who have not been previously published by The Folio Society. Entries are welcome from anywhere in the world.
The book to be illustrated for The Book Illustration Competition 2019 is Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones.
This year we are asking you to submit three illustrations and a binding design for Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones.
The judges are looking for your unique interpretation of the book. Originality is as important as talent and technique. Your entry must be based on your response to the novel, not on any existing visual interpretations.
The winner of The Book Illustration Competition 2019 will be asked to provide a total of nine illustrations for the final book, as well as a binding design.
To see past winners, visit https://houseofillustration.org.uk/get_involved/bic-2018-winners-gallery
Entries cost £25. There is a reduced fee of £15 for students.
The winner will receive a career-changing commission, worth £5,000, to complete a total of nine illustrations and a binding design for the book, which will be published by The Folio Society in 2019. Five shorlisted entries will each receive £500 cash.
Please visit https://houseofillustration.org.uk/get_involved/bic-2019 to learn more about the competition.