Florian Bayer gewinnt bei World Illustration Awards 2016
Illustration: Florian Bayer


The overall and category winners were announced on Wednesday 3 August at Somerset House in London for the World Illustration Award 2016, marking the 40th year of the Association of Illustrator’s annual awards.
Announced by The Association of Illustrators’ Patron David Hughes, Jimin Kim and Jungho Lee were the overall winners in Professional and New Talent respectively.

Books category judge, Daehyun Kim, comments on the two overall winners: “I get the impression that the participants are interested in expressive technique to showcase their style. Jungho Lee’s picture book is distinguished not just because of his outstanding technique, but great imagination. I think this is why the jury chose his book as the overall winner. I really enjoyed Jimin Kim’s little book. I wanted to peek through the little holes to discover fractions of personality. The title, the story, and the cut-out technique are just in perfect harmony. I'm so proud of the result of the competition!” The Association of Illustrators Chairman, Andrew Coningsby says: “The World Illustration Awards are gaining in global significance and reach. The UK leads the field for illustration, and The Association is proud to be presenting these awards in partnership with the Directory of Illustration in the US and with Somerset House in central London. In a crowded visual economy, winning awards can make all the difference for illustrators and benefit commissioners and commissioning companies. A WIA award is a kite mark of quality.”

The World Illustration Awards is presented by the Association of Illustrators in partnership with the Directory of Illustration in California and Somerset House.

Winners are:


Overall Winner New Talent: Jimin Kim
Overall Winner Professional: Jungho Lee
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Advertising New Talent: Julinu
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Advertising Professional: Forge & Morrow
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Books New Talent: Jimin Kim
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Books Professional: Jungho Lee

Children’s Books New Talent: Ami Shin

Children’s Books Professional: Alex T. Smith
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Design Professional: Ella Cohen
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Design New Talent: Thoka Maer
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Editorial New Talent: Nancy Liang
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Editorial Professional: Matt Huynh
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Public Realm Professional: Brian Gallagher
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Public Realm Professional: Diego Becas Villegas
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Research & Knowledge Communication New Talent: Eun Jung Bahng
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Research & Knowledge Communication Professional: Florian Bayer
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Self Initiated New Talent: Eunjoo Lee
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Self Initiated Professional: Gigi Rose Gray


The exhibition, comprising over 50 works from across the breadth of illustration will run from 1–
29 August at Somerset House before touring the UK throughout 2016-17.

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