3x3 International Illustration Show No.16 - Student Show

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Our Judges
Show Chair - Melinda Beck
Alissa Levin, Creative Director-Founder, Point5
Lisk Feng, Illustrator, China
Aad Goudappel, Illustrator, The Netherlands
Edward Kinsella, Illustrator
Pablo Luebert, Illustrator, Chile

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

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 2019 3x3 Illustration Directory sent to 6,000 art directors in the US.

The Gary Powell Student Award We are introducing The Gary Powell Student Award this year. One of our student show winners will be selected by a panel of British illustrators to receive this special award. The winner will receive a one-year mentorship with four leading illustrators in the United Kingdom. Included are a total of four tutorials in-person or via Skype.

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

Student winners receive a complimentary copy of the 3x3 International Illustration Annual digital edition which includes both of our shows—over 400-pages of outstanding illustrations from all over the globe.

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

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

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 students in all countries for non-commissioned illustration projects produced prior to the show deadline of March 22, 2019. As long as you were enrolled in an art school, college or university in 2018–2019 you are eligible to enter this show.

There is no specific theme for this year's show. All mediums will be considered.

You may also enter your unpublished work in our Professional show show under the unpublished or gallery category. There are different judges for each show.

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

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