Illustration West is the largest juried illustration competition west of New York. SILA is proud to present established and emerging artists in this exciting representation of contemporary illustration in 2013.
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For examples of work in these categories from last year’s exhibition, browse the Category menu of Illustration West 51.
Commissioned and published work used for consumer/trade print ads, fashion, point of-purchase, product, packaging, outdoor, websites and other forms of promotional media.
Commissioned and published work for fiction/non-fiction, hard & soft cover books. Includes children’s, juvenile, young adult, adult, and cookbooks.
- Children’s Market
Commissioned and published work used for the children’s market.
Commissioned and published work for newspapers, magazines, blogs, courtroom sketches including spots, and humorous works.
- Entertainment & Visual Development
Commissioned and published work for promotion or packaging of entertainment events, products and organizations, including: music, motion picture, DVD/video, television, computer games, live entertainment or Commissioned work for a production of a motion picture, animation, video games, and television. Examples: character designs, layout, visual development, background paintings, and storyboards.
Any work produced for the purpose of showing at a gallery or museum.
- Graphic Novels / Comic Books
Commissioned and published work for fiction/non-fiction, comic books, and graphic novels. Including: character designs, layout, visual development, background paintings, pin-ups, and storyboards.
Commissioned and published work for annual reports, corporate projects, capability projects, in-house publications, illustrated company logos, calendars, menus, calligraphy, non self-promotional greeting cards, philatelic, and collectibles.
Work created for classroom projects only. Must include photocopy of student ID with entry.
- Unpublished & Self-Promotional
Any self-promotional work, whether commissioned or not commissioned. Sourcebook ads, mailers, gallery work, portfolio pieces, experimental, fine art. Includes all Artist’s Rep or Gallery commissioned work.
Fill out entry forms completely. Email notifications will be sent once final judging has closed. SILA reserves the right to verify information and/or reassign an entry into the correct category. Tearsheets will not be returned and will become the property of SILA.
By submitting entries, artists acknowledge SILA’s right to use images and associated information for public exhibition, education, publication and promotion of Illustration West and SILA – The Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles.
All entrants will be notified by email.
Judges’ decisions are final.
For examples award-winning work from last year’s exhibition, browse the Awards menu of Illustration West 51.
- Joseph Morgan Henninger Award – Best of Show
This award is presented to the best of all the Gold Award winners and is named for SILA’s first President during our founding year in 1953.
- Patrick Nagel Award for Excellence
This award is presented to the second best of all the Gold Award winners and is named to honor a great illustrator, Patrick Nagel.
- Gold, Silver and Bronze awards are awarded individually for in each category.
Work entered in the Student and Unpublished / Self-Promotional categories will not be eligible for the Henninger or Nagel Awards.
All accepted entries will receive Certificates of Merit.
Award-winning artwork must be available for use on the Web site.
- Scholarships are presented to the Gold, Silver and Bronze Award winners from the Student category.
- Gold – Phillip Hays “I love it. I think it’s terrific.” $1000 Scholarship
- Silver – Elin Waite & Dick Oden $750 Scholarship
- Bronze – Bill Tara $500 Scholarship