3 October – 19 October

The Young Illustrators Award can’t wait to be hold by the most ambitious hands

In 2008, the „Illustrative“, the worldwide biggest art exhibition, exclusively dealing with illustration, proclaims, in collaboration with Swatch, a competition for young artists.

They are given the opportunity to enrich the genre with their illustrations, graphic works and animations and to call attention with their art.The art pieces, which are awarded with a prize, will also be exhibited at Illustrative 08 within an own section.

Illustrative 08

The Illustrative is the leading European platform for contemporary illustration and graphics. With art works exceeding 400 pieces and more than 60 artists, the exhibition shows an inspiring concentration of current graphical art. Every year the Illustrative takes place at another creative hot spot in Europe. For two weeks, illustration is celebrated, young talents are spotted, opinions exchanged, new technologies gazed at and long forgotten styles revive.

The focus of the Illustrative comprises, in addition to conferences, a movie program and parties, an exclusive exhibition and an overview on the work of 25 international known illustrators; not only do they show the quality and fantasy of recent graphics but also how visual effects coming from graphic design,illustration, book art, comic, concept art or animation branch out into the field of art. The section of exhibition which is showing the laureates of the Young Illustration Award reveals the most imminent tendencies of the genre and is a thrilling seismograph for new development in the field.

Young Illustrators Award

In the sphere of the art festival „Illustrative“, which is going to take place in Switzerland, the organizers proclaim, in collaboration with Swatch, a competition again this year, which addresses young illustrators. Young talents between 20 and 40 years are invited, to register and post their works in the field of graphics, illustration, animation, book art and audiovisual illustration.

Required are up to 8 freelance works, showing an “illustrative character”, which means: being in the broadest sense graphical or drawn. This includes freelance drawings, digital works, printgraphic, animation, book objects or graphical installations. Analog as well as digital works can be handed in.

Artistic quality and originality are essential for the jury’s assessment. The international jury is represented by publishers or well known artists

The presentation of the Young Illustrators Award, which is endowed with a prize, will take place at the „Illustrative 08“ in October, where the works of the 20 nominated young artists are going to be exhibited.

Registration/ Information for Application / Code of Competition:
Participation Fee: 30€ per submission
Deadline: July 31st, 2008

The Registration Form can be downloaded here.

Pascal Johanssen ( [email protected])
Illustrative e.V.
Gormannstr. 23
10119 Berlin

and here are some images from  the Illustrative 07 exhibition

Illustrative 2007 (Paris)

Illustrative 2007 (Berlin)

Illustrative 2007 (Berlin)

Illustrative 08

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