The Association of Illustrators was established in 1973 as a body to promote, inform and advise freelance illustrators in their careers. Every year the AOI hold their high profile Illustration Awards showing exceptional illustration across a number of different categories. There are two awards given for each category, a Professional Award for those already working in the industry, and a New Talent Award which can help bring emerging illustrators into the limelight.
Here are a selection of winning entries from 2013:
Illustrator: Lesley Barnes.
‘Imagination’ Poster for the V&A Museum of Childhood.
Children’s Book: Professional
Illustrator: Levi Pinfold.
‘Black Dog’ Picture Book.
Editorial: New Talent
Illustrator: John Riordan.
‘Capital City’ Illustration.
Research and Knowledge Communication: Professional
Illustrator: Nicolle Fuller.
‘Nanolipogel Attacking Cancer’ for Yale University.
Research and Knowledge Communication: New Talent
Illustrator: Mitch Miller.
‘A Showman’s Yard in the East End’ for the Scottish Traveller Education Programme.
Illustrator: Jonathan Burton.
‘Odd Bods’ Special Edition Playing Cards.
See the full list at http://www.aoiimages.com/