3x3 International Illustration Show No. 21: Student 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

  • Michael Mrak, creative director, Scientific American
  • Rachel Vale, art director, Pan Macmillan Publishers, United Kingdom
  • Andy Omel, design director, The New Republic
  • Zak Bickel, art director, The New York Times
  • Kelly McMurray, creative director, 2communiqué
  • Catarina Sobral, illustrator, Portugal
  • Kirsten Ulve, illustrator
  • Francesco Zorzi, illustrator, Italy
  • Tatsuro Kiuchi, illustrator, Japan

Our Categories Unlike most shows you can select one of these specific categories to enter: Animation, Books, Picture Books, Sci-Fi and Illustration.

Our Prizes Best of Show winner receives a $1,500 cash prize in US dollars. Gold medal winners receive a 3x3 Collective Premium Membership ($850-cash value). All medalists receive a complimentary subscription to 3x3 Magazine—our tri-annual magazine. All awards will be promoted on our site and on all social media.

The Annual All medal and merit winners will be featured in our full-color, 400+ page Annual and online gallery. All winners receive a free digital edition of the Annual and a 33% discount on purchasing the print edition. The Annual is distributed each December. Art directors receive a free link to our Annual.

Gary Powell Student Award All student winners are finalists for our special student award. The winner receives a $1,000 cash award and a two-page feature in the Annual.

Eligibility Open to all students in all countries for non-commissioned illustration projects produced prior to the show deadline of March 29, 2024. As long as you were enrolled in an art school, college or university in 2023–2024 you are eligible to enter this show. Self-generated projects are accepted as well.

There is no specific theme for this year’s show. All mediums will be considered. We do not accept AI-generated artwork.

You may also enter your unpublished work in our Professional Show under the Unpublished or Gallery category.

If you have commissioned work, you must enter that work in the applicable category in our Professional Show.