As we get to the end of February it's time to announce this year's awards theme!

Spread the word and print the poster out if you like.
Please read the Brief, How to Submit and the FAQ page before entering!

CIA 2017- TALES THROUGH OTHERS' EYES - At the Museum in the Park, Stroud, UK.

Some photos of the 2017 exhibition while it was there. A few events happened amongst the backdrop of the CIA there. These photos were taken while the Illustrators market happened over the Christmas period.

CIA 2017 Around the world!

Photos are starting to come in from our successful entrants around the world receiving their annuals!
Keep them coming! We love to put a name to a face and know they arrived safely.

Franki Sparke in Watson, Australia

Yiting Lee in Taiwan
Changhu Li also in Taiwan

Bojana Dimitrovski in Slovenia
Lin Xi (Jessie Lin) in Shanghai

Gianne Amparo in Portsmouth, UK

Qianwen Tu (Rita) in the USA!

Cat Donaldson and her annual at the recently opened and wonderful Louvre Abu Dhabi!


So the 2017 Cheltenham Illustration Awards has begun it's journey to the successful entrants inside around the globe today. It's always amazing to see how far our awards travel. Australia, Iran, Finland, China, The Philippines...
Pictures to come of the annual itself.
Good luck to our annuals on reaching their homes safely and hopefully there will be some pictures to show for it when they arrive!

Cheltenham Illustration Awards 2017- Tales Through Others' Eyes

Thank you all so much to those who have entered the 2017 Cheltenham Illustration Awards- Tales Through Others' Eyes.

We had another record number of around 1000 entries this year!
The decision of what to include in the annual of only 60 entrants was a very difficult one as the standard was superb. With many of you creating thoughtful and interesting responses to our theme. The annual contains many diverse and thought-provoking illustrations from an international collection of illustrators.

The annual has been sent to our printer and will be back with us around the 2nd week of November in time for the exhibition in  The Museum in the Park in Stroud ,UK. 

The exhibition will run from the Saturday 11th of November 2017 - Sunday the 3rd of December 2017. And then reopen after Christmas on Monday the 1st of January 2018- Sunday the 28th of January 2018.

The exhibition will then be touring other locations after Stroud, keep an eye on this website for updates on this.

All successful participants have been emailed now and so if you heard from us well done and congratulations. If you didn't we are sorry to say you haven't been successful this year but thank you so much for entering, we enjoyed looking at each and every one of your entries and some hard decisions had to be made.

The 2017 annual should be for sale online around the end of November 2017.

Thanks again,
All at The Cheltenham Illustration Awards.

Nearly time!

Exciting news on it's way next week about those successful in this year's Illustration awards! #CIA17 #cheltenhamillustrationawards