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

CIA 2017 is in!

We've now downloaded all entries to The Cheltenham Illustration Awards 2017.

Nearly 1000 entries! Thank you everybody & good luck! Onto the selection.

We will email those successful in the Autumn!

If you don't hear from us then please don't be discouraged!
We get many, many great entries but only 50 can make it into the annual.

Thank you to each of you who make this awards the diverse and international celebration that it is of Illustration!

Awards Entries Update!

Thanks to all who have submitted so far!

We've had 100s coming in over the last 48 hours.

Just a quick reminder that it can take up to a week for your entry to be downloaded (even after the wetransfer warning!) So please don't panic.

And you have until the 14th of June 2017 at midnight GMT to enter.

As we are able to contact every single one of you personally that entered, you will only hear from us if you have been successful and that will be late September 2017/October 2017 time.

Good luck and thank you for taking part in our international awards!

Tales of Nonsense's Last Exhibition!

The 2016 CIA - Tales of Nonsense exhibition is up in one final place. 

The Quad Gallery at our very own FCH campus in Cheltenham as part of Cheltenham Open Studios.
It comes down on the 15th of June 2017.
It's had a great run from the Wilson Museum and Art Gallery back in October. To The Museum in the Park, Stroud - The London Book Fair and Birmingham University.

DEADLINE EXTENSION! 2 extra weeks to enter! The deadline is the 14th of June now!

Thanks to all that have entered so far. It's shaping up to be another fantastic awards! Keep 'em coming.

Stroud Illustrator's Fair and Nonsense CIA Exhibition

So the 2016 Cheltenham Illustration Awards is at the Museum in the Park, Stroud until Sunday the 19th of March 2017. On the 4th we had an Illustrators fair there in front of the awards also.

Nonsense is still getting around. Next week it will be at the London Book Fair in Olympia, London. 14th-16th of March.

Keep your entries coming in for the 2017 CIA - Tales Through Others' Eyes - Awards! We've already had some great ones. Thank you!