3×3 International Illustration Awards 2023

The 3×3 International Illustration Awards Show 2023, one of the top three international shows for illustration, now is calling for entries!

The 3×3 Magazine is looking to spotlight the best contemporary international artists they can find and encourage a new focus on the use of illustration by the global editorial, advertising and design communities.

The 3×3 Magazine of Contemporary Illustration every year judging the world’s best contemporary illustration inviting all illustrators, art directors, graphic designers, educators, students, recent graduates, editors, publishers to submit they best work for its 3×3 International Illustration Awards Show.

There are two main categories: Professional Show and Student Show.

3×3 Magazine is looking for fresh ideas that enlarge the scope of illustration, images that engage us, that make us think, that make us appreciate more fully the craft of illustration. It celebrates those image-makers that are either on the brink of greatness or those who continue to prove themselves year after year.

All Best of Show, medalists and distinctive merit winners will be exhibited in a pop-up gallery during the annual New York City Illustration Week in early November


professional show eligibility requirements

Open to all illustrators, art directors, graphic designers, editors, publishers in all countries for commissioned and non-commissioned work produced and/or published prior to the show deadline of March 31, 2023.

student show eligibility requirements

Open to all students in all countries for non-commissioned classroom illustration projects produced prior to the show deadline of March 31, 2023. As long as you were enrolled in an art school, college or university in 2022–2023 you are eligible to enter this show. Personal projects are accepted.

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

Students may also enter unpublished work in our Professional show show under the unpublished or gallery category.

If you have commissioned work then you must enter that work in the applicable category in our Professional Show.


Best of Show winner receives 1500 USDgold medal winners receive 750 USD and Gary Powell Student Award winner receives 1000 USD.

Awards include best of show, gold, silver and bronze medals as well as distinguished merit and merit awards and honorable mentions. All winners will be promoted online and in the press. Also, winners receive a digital edition of the complete annual and placement on 3×3 Magazine online gallery.

Entry fees

Entry fees start at $15 and depending on the Show entered and the type of work submitted. Entries uploaded after 31 March 2023 will be assessed a $10 per entry late fee.

website: Artisanal Media LLC – (secure-awards.com)

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