The Awards are administered by the University of Gloucestershire, UK under the auspices of Pittville Press. A printed annual and a public exhibition are held each year. 

There are two sections of the Awards: 'Student' and 'Emerging and Established'. The Student category is open to all full time students over 18 years of age worldwide.The Emerging and Established category is open to any practising illustrators who wish to gain exposure of their work and to those who are more established and are a part of the illustration world.

The selected work will be showcased at the exhibition and published in the annual, which is distributed to institutions and industry publishers. The exhibition then travels to other venues for the year. Past exhibition spaces have been Pitt Rivers Oxford, The Wilson Museum and Art Gallery, The Museum in the Park Stroud and the London Book Fair.

NEW for 2022!
There will be prizes!
Paid Contract Award (supplier TBA)
Paid Contract Award (supplier TBA)
Publisher Portfolio Review and mentoring (supplier TBA)
Printed in the CIA 2022 Annual
Exhibited in the CIA 2022-23 tour

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 link provided on the How to Submit page. Judging of entries will take place in August by a professional committee. Successful applicants will be notified by email mid September.

2021 The Story of a Better Tomorrow
2020 I am Many Stories
2019 All Together Now—Tales of Unity
2018 Tangled Tales
2017 Tales Through Others' Eyes
2016 Tales of Nonsense
2015 Tales of the City 
2014 Being Human
2013 Tales of Mood and Memory