Back to sending out all the annuals to the successful entrants across the globe!

This year we've been sending to such places as Iran, the USA, Lithuania, Spain, Italy, China, Russia, Bulgaria, Belgium, Germany, Taiwan, Brazil, The Netherlands and the UK. We are so proud of our fantastic and globally reaching illustration awards!

If you want to send in a photo of you with your own annual somewhere on this plant- please do! We love to see.

2019 ALL TOGETHER NOW- Exhibition at Stroud.

So the CIA 2019 exhibition at the Museum in the Park, Stroud is well into full swing now.

Here are some photos of the exhibition for those not able to make it across. Thank you so all who have gone to see it so far. It remains on until Sunday the 22nd of Dec. So still plenty of time.

You can also pick an annual up there! (it will be for sale online soon).


WINNERS ANNOUNCED! Successful entrants emails' sent! We did really love looking through your images, but unfortunately if you haven't had an email from us, you didn't make it into the annual this year.

Please don't be discouraged. As always in many cases, we chose 1 for a similar style or concept.

Thanks to all who took part in this year's awards. The standard was fantastic as usual and incredibly hard to narrow down to only 50 entrants! Here's this year's exhibition poster below! Feel free to copy and save it. Spread the word! It's really going to be a brilliant exhibition and annual.

This year's exhibition opens on Saturday the 9th of November 2019 in The Museum in the Park, Stroud- UK.

More info on the museum itself at their website here:
(Museum in the Park is located at Stratford Park, Stroud, Glos, GL5 4AF)

The exhibition is on in Stroud until the 22nd of December and is free to attend. You can pick up a copy of the annual there too! Exhibiting 30 successful entrants from the 2019 annual.

This will also feature the 7 specially selected award winning entrants. Who get priority in the exhibition and annual as our top picks this awards! As well as our 3 wonderful specially invited illustrators to the 2019 theme. 

This year our special invites are the fantastic Tommy Parker, Jayde Perkin and Francesca Sanna.

This year's STUDENT AWARD's goes to:




While there will no official launch this year there will be events happening throughout the month around the awards. 
On the weekend of the 9th and 10th of November 2019 there will be an illustrators fair happening at the exhibition.

The annual itself will be for sale to anyone not a successful entrant (who gets one for themselves) shortly at both the Museum in the Park, Stroud exhibition and online. So keep your eyes peeled!

Thank you!


IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR! We are extending the #CIA19 deadline to the 20th of June 2019. Thank you to all who have entered so far. If you still haven't yet, you have more time! #illustrationawards

US AT THE JAZZ- A round up.

Wow what a weekend at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival in the Gardens Gallery.

We had over 2000 people come through the doors to see our exhibition- including a selection from the 2018 Cheltenham Illustration Awards. Thank you to all who helped and all who came. #CIA18

CIA 2018 at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival- Gardens Gallery

So some of our 2018 CIA exhibition will feature this bank holiday at the Gardens Gallery in Cheltenham with the Jazz festival going on around it. It's a wonderful festival and the garden gallery is a brilliant space! Come and check it out of you're around.

CIA 2018 at the 2019 London Book Fair

So 2018's CIA exhibition is at the London Book Fair for another year currently. The festival runs from the 12th until the 14th of March this year and has around 25,000 attendees from more than 135 countries so it's a great place for our awards to go and be seen!