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the magazine of contemporary illustration       { founded 2003 }

3x3 International Illustration Show No.14 - Student Show

Final Deadline: March 31st, Midnight EST

The final deadline for the 3x3 interntional illustration show is March 31st. Late fees apply.

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Our Judges
Show Chair - Rod Hunt
Johan Holm, Art Director, Me and My Magazines, Sweden
André da Loba, Illustrator, Portugal
Gina Triplett, Illustrator
Michael Byers, Illustrator, Canada
Genevieve Gauckler, Illustrator, France

Our Categories Unlike most shows you can select one of these specific categories to enter your work: Animation, Books, Children's Books, Sci-Fi and Illustration.

Our mission is to promote in every way possible the importance, vitality, viability and uniqueness of using illustration. To that end, we send complimentary links to our eBook edition as well as offer a discount to any art director who wishes to purchase a print copy of the annual. We also actively promote our winners in social media and on our site.

Our prizes Best of Show winners receive a $1,500 cash prize in US dollars. All Gold medal winners receive a $750 cash-value prize. The cash-value prize includes two free pages in the 2018 3x3 Illustration Directory sent to 6,000 art directors in the US.

Our winners are featured in our printed annual, eBook and online; our Honorable Mentions, online.

Students receive a complimentary copy of the 3x3 International Illustration Annual which includes all three of our shows—over 400-pages of outstanding illustrations from all over the globe.

Best of Show and Gold medal winners receive our distinctive 3x3x3-inch cube, Silver winners may select to receive a framed award; Bronze winners and distinctive merit are offered free paper certificates. Merit and Honorable Mention winners may request either a pdf or an embossed printed certificate.

Awards are presented to the entrant unless otherwise specified. Additional medals and certificates are available for purchase.

Winners will be announced 90 days following the deadline of the show. All entrants will receive an announcement of the winners, winners will be also posted on our web site.

Eligibility Open to all students in all countries for non-commissioned illustration projects produced during the calendar year 2016. As long as you were enrolled in an art school, college or university in 2016 you are eligible to enter this show.

There is no specific theme for this year's show. All mediums will be considered.

You may also enter your unpublished work in our Professional show or Picture Book show under the unpublished or gallery category . There are different judges for each show.

If you have commissioned work then you must enter that work in the applicable category in our Professional or Picture Book show.

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