Inside Illustration Competitions takes a real behind-the-scenes look at Illustration contests and annuals with the help of several well-known organizers and judges who have been directly involved with:

American Illustration


Society of Illustrators


HOW Magazine

Communication Arts

Art Directors Club


and others!

If you’ve ever wondered what happens behind closed doors, Inside Illustration Competitions provides the answers.

Download it now for only $14.95 to get the inside scoop.

What’s Inside?

This ebook offers a detailed look at the process of running Illustration Competitions, with the help of creative professionals who have either organized or judged a competition, with a special focus on:

  • Jury Selection
  • Voting Criteria
  • Promotion
  • Submission Guidelines
  • Awards
  • Ethics
  • and more!

Inside Illustration Competitions leaves no stone unturned in its efforts to reveal an otherwise mysterious process and help Illustrators understand what really happens.

Support for Inside Illustration Competitions

Special thanks to the many generous and experienced people who have helped to make Inside Illustration Competitions a valuable resource by lending their insight to the project:

  • Mark Heflin – American Illustration – Director
  • Charles Hively – 3×3 – Publisher
  • Luke Stoffel – Art Directors Club – Awards Manager
  • Patrick Coyne – Communcation Arts
  • Scott Hull – Scott Hull Associates – Artist Representative
  • Edel Rodriguez – Illustrator
  • Anita Kunz – Illustrator
  • Steven Heller – Author, Former Art Director
  • Stephanie Glaros – Utne Reader – Art Director
  • SooJin Buzelli – Asset International – Art Director


About the Author

Thomas James is an Illustrator whose work has been recognized by American Illustration and the Society of Illustrators. He works on behalf of the illustration industry as Editor/Creative Director of Illustration Age, former board member of the ICON Illustration Conference, and author of the critically-acclaimed book 15 Steps to Freelance Illustration.

His work has appeared in WIRED, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, PBS, Washington Post, AARP, Nautilus, New York Observer, McSweeney’s, and many others.



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