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Professional Show Categories

  • Advertising
  • Animation/Motion
  • Books
    • General Audience (published and unpublished)
    • Picture Books (published and unpublished)
    • Young Adult (published and unpublished)
  • Covers
    • General Audience Books
    • Magazines
    • Newspapers
    • Picture Books
  • Children’s Illustration (published and unpublished)
  • Comics, Sequential, Zines (published and unpublished)
  • Corporate Communication
  • Editorial
    • Conceptual
    • Food & Beverage
    • Lifestyle
    • Portraits
    • Sports
    • Other
  • Ephemera
  • Gallery
  • Murals
  • Packaging
  • Posters
  • Sci-Fi
  • Self-Promotion
  • Surface Design
  • Three-Dimensional
  • Unpublished

Student Show Categories

  • Animation
  • Books
  • Picture Books
  • Illustration
  • Sci-Fi

Category Descriptions

Work created to sell a product or service commissioned by an advertising agency or direct client. Examples include consumer or trade ads in magazines, newspapers, special supplements, outdoor billboards or point-of-purchase. Also included are online advertising, websites and banner ads. Posters for theaters, movies or music events should be entered in the Posters category.
Corporate Communication/Institutional
Work generated by commissions from an institution, corporate entity or government department. Examples include invitations, announcements, websites, blogs, annual reports, calendars, corporate newsletters, in-house publications and on-site murals.
Work commissioned by newspapers or magazines, including online magazines. Animated gifs should be entered in the Animation/Motion category.
Work created for invitations, announcements, wedding invitations, calendars, greeting cards, shopping bags or stamps.
Art specifically created for sale in exhibits, gallery shows or online.
Work that includes three-dimensional projects for consumer products, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, food, retail, audio/video and software.
Work created for promotion of a product or service including self-promotion, theater, music events or pro-bono promotions.
Work specifically used to promote your illustration including promotional mailings, emails, websites, directory ads, greeting cards and calendars. Posters should be entered under the Poster category.
Surface Design
Work created for merchandise such as pillows, tapestries, clothing as well as repeat patterns for wrapping paper or wallpaper.
Work that is self-generated including personal or experimental work that has not been published or exhibited. Also includes projects that were commissioned but rejected by the client. Exhibited work should be entered in the Gallery category.

Questions? Email our show coordinator.