The AOI, in partnership with the Directory of Illustration, is delighted to announce the Winners of the World Illustration Awards 2020.
The AOI has been holding an annual illustration competition for over 45 years and this year’s call for entries encouraged illustrators to Be Ambition, Be Seen and Be Celebrated.
An incredible 4,300+ entries were submitted in answer to that call by illustrators from 79 countries into this year’s awards. This was followed by a competitive judging process to select the winning projects from a shortlist of 200.
Here are the New Talent and Professional Award winners chosen by the international industry jury for each of the ten award categories including Advertising, Editorial, Children’s Publishing, and Design, Product & Packaging. x
New Talent Book Covers Category Winner
By Ana Victoria Morales
Venezuelan illustrator based in Luxembourg. She has been living in Luxembourg for half of my life so it has become her home. She has always been a very artsy kid and would always beg her mom for more crayons or paints growing up while they were out shopping. She originally studied graphic design because she thought it was a creative enough career that would allow herto work in many different places but she quickly realised she needed to breath, eat and sleep creativity in order to be happy in life so she switched to illustration 2 years ago.
My business has been slowly growing and right now I mostly work in the wedding industry, but I am hoping to break in to the children’s book market soon after I graduate from my MA in illustration at Hertfordshire UniversityAna Victoria Morales
New Talent Children’s Publishing Category Winner
By Mariajo Ilustrajo
She was born in Madrid where she studied Illustration at the school of art, Arte 10. She has been a freelance illustrator since then, completing projects for a wide range of clients with some personal projects along the way. A few years after she finished my studies as an illustrator, She moved to Bath where she studied Graphic Communication at Bath Spa University. She believes learning never stops, so she is currently studying a Masters in Children´s Books Illustration, at Anglia Ruskin University, pursuing her dream of become a children’s books illustrator/ author. She loves experimenting with a lot of materials and getting my hands dirty but also using her computer. By exploring new ways of working, learning from a diverse range of people and discovering new places herimagination is fuelled.
Every project is different and teaches me new things. I will never lose the excitement of a new commission.I LOVE what I do, so I am always ready for a new challenge!Mariajo Ilustrajo
Professional Science & Technology Category Winner
By Daniel Liévano
He is a Colombian award-winning illustrator that has dedicated most of his time creating covers and images for books, magazines and newspapers such as The Sunday Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe and The Lancet. Some awards include Communication Art Awards of Excellence, Gold Medal Society of Illustrators NY, 3×3 Honorable mentions and bronze medal Latin American Design Awards. He currently lives and works in his hometown.