1 more week to go!

Your entries are flooding in for the CIA16! So many great ones! Keep em' coming. 1 week to go until the new deadline of midnight on the 15th!

So far we've had over 800 entries. So it's going to be a very touch call to get to only 50 for the annual.

Thank you all to those who have submitted their entry so far! The diversity in what you all come up with for our 'Tales of Nonsense' theme is brilliant!
Successful entries into the annual will be notified by email in September 2016. Unfortunately due to the amount of entries we are unable to notify unsuccessful entries.

 © Edward Lear 1872


Hi all,

Thanks to all who have submitted their entries to our 2016 Awards so far! They are looking great!

We have decided to extend the deadline from the 1st of June to the 15th of June! That's 2 extra weeks to get your images in!

London Book Fair 2016

'Tales of the City'- Cheltenham Illustration Awards 2015 Exhibition went to the London Book Fair last week.

Here's some photos!

Exhibition Venue Confirmed!

'We sing nonsense rhymes to our children, we speak in riddles when we can’t face the facts, and we hide our deepest mysteries in absurdity. Nonsense attempts to explain the inexplicable, it struggles in our minds with the logical and the sensible. Nonsense blows a raspberry at the pompous and the opinionated, it sustains us all when common-sense fails. Shun the frumious Bandersnatch and make an illustration that tells a new nonsense tale.'

DEADLINE June 1st 2016.

We're excited to announce we've just confirmed this year's Illustration Award exhibition will be up for longer than ever at the The Wilson, Cheltenham's art gallery & museum this year. September 24th - EarlyJan 2017!

During this time we will be running talks and workshops too.

© Quintin Lake, 2013.

© Quintin Lake, 2013.


It's here. We're back! More info to follow by the end of January. Submissions open from the 1st of Feb!

A video of the great CIA'15 launch night at the Wilson Gallery in Cheltenham!

ARTIST ROOMS Bill Viola and Cheltenham Illustration Awards 201...

We had a great time at the recent opening for ARTIST ROOMS Bill Viola and Cheltenham Illustration Awards exhibitions!

Posted by The Wilson, Cheltenham's art gallery and museum on Friday, 9 October 2015