Can I submit work as a group?

Yes. Submissions must be clearly labelled with a collaborative name. If more than one file is being submitted then they must be sent at the same time using our submission form.

Are you looking for one image?

Image submissions should be one file, clearly named with you name, per image (max of 5). Within these images however there can be a selection of panels, images or cells if your submission is a narrative which relies on this format (i.e A comic).

Can I submit more than one image?

Yes. Entries are limited to 5 per person.

What is the theme?

Each year we offer a new theme for your interpretation. In 2022 it is 'Digging Deep' This is free for you to explore.

When will I know if my submission is successful?

This year successful submissions will receive an email of confirmation in the autumn of 2022.

We get over 800 entries so please don't be disheartened if you are unsuccessful. We get so many great entires we cannot include due to space so we look for a diverse cross section of images.

Can i send my entry in an email with my information in an email itself?


Please do not do this as it will render your entry invalid and you will not be entered into the competition.

Do i call my entry 'CIA 2022' or 'Digging Deep?


Please do not do this without also writing your name also. We will not be able to identify your image as yours and link it to you once they are downloaded. Please name all files submitted with your name.

The University of Gloucestershire reserves the right to cancel the event should sufficient entries not be received for this competition. Artwork must be supplied digitally via the form submission. Judging of entries will take place in September by a professional committee. Successful applicants will be notified in autumn 2022 via email. By entering our awards you give us permission to contact you via the email address you provide and use your submitted images (always with credit) for promotional work associated with the Cheltenham Illustration awards. Your email or info will never be passed on externally and is contained within the Cheltenham Illustration awards only.