The deadline for submitted entries is 1 June 2016..
The theme for 2016’s Exhibition and Annual : Tales of Nonsense
The focus of the Awards has always been one of narrative. Visual storytelling, whether sequential or single image, gives scope to the imagination and opens up possibilities beyond the present moment; what happened before? What happens next?
We sing nonsense rhymes to our children, we speak in riddles when we can’t face the facts, and we hide our deepest mysteries in absurdity. Nonsense attempts to explain the inexplicable, it struggles in our minds with the logical and the sensible. Nonsense blows a raspberry at the pompous and the opinionated, it sustains us all when common-sense fails. Shun the frumious Bandersnatch and make an illustration that tells a new nonsense tale.
Open to all students, emerging and established illustrators.
File image size: (Portrait or landscape) 50x40 cm max, 300dpi
Image format: High quality JPEG
File Name: (FirstName_LastName)
An academic and peer selection panel will assess the entries for inclusion in the exhibition and Annual.
The selected work will be showcased at the Wilson Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum and other venues, and published in the 2016 CheltenhamIllustration Awards Annual, which will be distributed to educators and publishers.
The Awards will also be inviting work from established artists and illustrators whose work we admire and that contributes to the theme.
The deadline for submitted entries is 1 June 2016.