ASEAN Illustration Contest

How to take part

The competition is open to:

  • Illustrators, including professionals and newcomers – who live and work in the ten ASEAN member countries – submitting unpublished works or works published in children’s books, and comics or graphic novels published between January 2016 and June 2017
  • Art colleges submitting projects produced by their students in the last two years of study
  • Publishers presenting their illustrators*
*Only the winning illustrator is eligible to receive the monetary award.

There are three awarding categories:

The ASEAN children’s book illustrator Award of Excellence, US$5,000*

The ASEAN children’s book illustrator Best in Fiction, US$2,500*

The ASEAN children’s book illustrator Best in Non-fiction, US$2,500*

*Subject to Thailand’s withholding tax

Online Submission Rules and Regulations

Online Submission System is open until 15 October 2017.

  • Contestant is required to submit 5 illustrations (fixed number), unpublished or published after 1 January 2016, in black and white or color, produced using any technique, including computer graphics (in case of mixed technique).
  • The illustrations must be based on the same theme and must be numbered from 1 to 5 in the desired order. The number of illustrations (5) is mandatory. Submission of any other number of works will be rejected.
  • Contestant is required to register and upload one high-resolution digital copy (1 MB minimum) and one thumbnail-sized copy in jpeg/jpg format for each image HERE
maximum size of the original artwork:
  • Fiction 32 x 42 cm (or 42 x 32 cm)
  • Non-Fiction 50 x 70 cm (or 70 x 50 cm)
(This is for the future possible exhibition of the originals.)