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Best of Show winners receive a $1,500 cash prize, Gold medal winners receive $750. All prizes are in US Funds.

Best of Show and Gold medal winners receive a 3×3×3-inch cube. All other medal and merit winners are offered a free an embossed certificate. Honorable Mentions receive a printable certificate.

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

All medal and merit winners will be featured in our printed Annual—digital edition and online; our Honorable Mentions will be featured online gallery and listed in the printed Annual. Winners will receive a free digital edition of the Annual and a 33% discount on purchasing a print edition .

All medalists receive a one-year subscription to 3x3 Magazine.

Medalist Exhibition and Presentation

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 (Covid-restrictions permitting). Our cubes and certificates will be presented to those who attend.

Gary Powell Student Award

All students who receive a medal or merit are automatically finalists for our special Gary Powell Student Award with a $1,000 cash prize.


A free digital edition will be sent to leading art directors and art buyers giving further exposure to all winners.

All awards will be promoted on our site and on all social media. A press release will be submitted to leading art and design publication worldwide for further exposure.

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