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the magazine of contemporary illustration       { founded 2003 }

3x3 International Picture Book Show No.14 - Picture Book Show

Thanks to all who entered! Winners will be announced 90 days following the deadline of the show. All entrants will receive an announcement of the winners, winners will be also posted on our web site.

Our Judges
Show Chair - Rod Hunt
Sophie Stericker, Creative Director, Hachette Children's Books, United Kingdom
Louise Bolongaro, Head of Picture, Nosy Crow, United Kingdom
Melissa Manlove, Senior Editor, Chronicle Books
Orit Bergman, Illustrator, Israel
Andrea D'Aquino, Illustrator

Our mission is to promote in every way possible the importance, vitality, viability and uniqueness of using illustration. To that end, we send complimentary links to our eBook edition as well as offer a discount to any art director who wishes to purchase a print copy of the annual. We also actively promote our winners in social media and on our site.

Our prizes Best of Show winners receive a $1,500 cash prize in US dollars. All Gold medal winners receive a $750 cash-value prize. The cash-value prize includes two free pages in the 2018 3x3 Illustration Directory sent to 6,000 art directors in the US. In addition, winners receive a 33% discount on the 3x3 International Illustration Annual which features all three of our shows—a total of over 400-pages of outstanding illustration from across the globe.

Our winners are featured in our printed annual, eBook and online; our Honorable Mentions, online.

Best of Show and Gold medal winners receive our distinctive 3x3x3-inch cube, Silver winners may select to receive a framed award; Bronze winners and distinctive merit are offered free paper certificates. Merit and Honorable Mention winners may request either a pdf or an embossed printed certificate.

Awards are presented to the entrant unless otherwise specified. Additional medals and certificates are available for purchase.

Winners receive discounts on purchasing either a print or digital edition of the annual. A free eBook will be sent to leading art directors and art buyers giving further exposure to all winners.

Winners will be announced 90 days following the deadline of the show. All entrants will receive an announcement of the winners, winners will be also posted on our web site.

Eligibility Open to all illustrators, art directors, graphic designers, educators, students, recent graduates, editors, publishers in all countries for commissioned and non-commissioned work including children's books and young adult books produced or published during the calendar year 2016. Enter either digital files or the actual book for judging.