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Terms & Conditions

Published & Student Category Terms and Conditions

Anna and Elena Balbusso, illustration for Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin, published by the Folio Society, London, 2012

Published Category Conditions of Entry 2014

  • The award is open to illustrators living in the UK or publishing within the UK Market
  • Work published in 2013 will be eligible for this year's awards
  • Entry into the Awards is via the Online Entry System only
  • The closing date is 9 December 2013
  • The judges' decision is final
  • No correspondence will be entered into
  • Up to three images may be submitted per entry. Links to further images may be provided
  • Entrants to the Editorial category must be prepared, if short-listed, to lend some or all of the original publications for the last stage of judging, which takes place in Spring 2014
  • Winners must be prepared to lend some or all of the original artwork for the display of winners, which will run for six months from June 2014
  • Winners will be required to allow reproduction of the artwork for use in web and printed media publicity for the Awards
  • All images uploaded must be in the JPEG format, using the extension *.jpg.
  • JPEG file names must use letters and numbers only and must not include other characters such as ampersands (&) etc
  • Images must be a maximum file size of 1MB and not larger than 900 pixels in width
  • The winners will be contacted by the V&A and announced publicly at the presentation ceremony on 2 June 2014

Student Conditions of Entry 2014

  • The award is open to anyone who has attended an illustration course in the UK during 2012 or 2013
  • Entry into the Student Illustrator category of the Awards is via the Online Entry System only
  • The closing date is 9 December 2013
  • The judges' decision is final
  • The competition is open to residents of the UK (excluding employees of the V&A)
  • No correspondence will be entered into
  • One entry per student
  • Up to three images may be submitted. This may be a sequence as for an illustrated book, or may be alternative trials or preparatory work for a single piece such as a commercial illustration
  • Illustrations must be unpublished (published work is eligible to enter the other categories of the V&A Illustration Awards)
  • Entries should have a clearly defined illustrative brief, which must be described on the competition entry system. The brief is open. Students may submit work set as coursework by their tutors or they may define their own imagined brief
  • Winners must be prepared to lend some or all of the original artwork for the display of winners, which will run for six months from June 2014 in the V&A and other locations
  • Winners will be required to allow reproduction of the artwork for use in web and printed media publicity for the Awards
  • All images uploaded must be in the JPEG format, using the extension *.jpg
  • JPEG file names must use letters and numbers only and must not include other characters such as ampersands (&) etc
  • Images must be a maximum file size of 1MB and not larger than 900 pixels in width
  • The winners will be contacted by the V&A and announced publicly at the presentation ceremony on 2 June 2014