Contributed by Melissa Kojima
At the beginning of the year, are we just trying to celebrate all the great work we did last year? I dunno. But there seems to be a lot of art and illustration contests popping up. They're asking you to submit your work, so it can be celebrated by your peers and co-workers. Below are two I found that may interest you.
National Cartoonist Awards
The deadline for this contest is Feburary 6, 2011. Submissions are open to anyone, there is no fee, and you are even encouraged to submit the work of others.
Categories include newspaper illustration, gag cartoons, greeting cards, comic strips, magazine illustration, book illustration, editorial cartooning, advertising illustration, comic books, graphic novels, and animation. Click on the link above to learn how to enter submission.
3 x 3 Magazine Pro Illustration Show
3 x 3 Magazine is a professional illustration magazine that offers advice and features some of the top contemporary illustrators in the world. Every year they have an annual contest. The deadline for the professional show is March 25, 2011.
Categories include advertising, animation, books, editorial, editorial spots, fashion, gallery, institutional, medical, self-promotion, sequential, three-dimensional, unpublished. And two new categories: sci-fi and graphic novels.
Jason Treat, Design Director, The Atlantic
Mark Reddy, Art Director, Bartle Bogle Hegarty, United Kingdom
Haika Hinze, Art Director, Die Zeit, Germany
DJ Stout, Graphic Designer, Pentagram
Emiliano Ponzi, Italy
Oliver Weiss, Germany
Andrea Innocent, Australia
To learn how to enter and for more submission details, click on the link above.