IWS (Illustrated World Series)

The IWS comprises three annual tournaments:


Next: UK Illustration Championships

When:  09/06/17 – 11/06/17

Where:  ILLUSTRATED 2017, Venue G4 + G5, The Old Truman Brewery (Ely’s yard), Dray Walk, London, E1 6QR

TICKETS:  Get yours here

Are you a competitor?:  To be considered for entry into this tournament upload a short 5 minute live draw video to your YouTube channel and hit ‘qualify’ below to send us the link

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Prize money

UK Illustration Championships

£1750.00 – Winner

£0500.00 – Runner-up

Competition format

The tournament model consists of four stages:

  • (16 competitors) Open round
  • (8 competitors) Quarter final
  • (4 competitors) Semi final
  • (2 competitors) Final

Competitors battle head-to-head to complete an A2 illustration inspired by a recent news headline.  Colour palate and drawing implements are restricted with all illustrations judged across the following criteria:

  • Interpretation
  • Technical ability
  • Narrative
  • Personality
  • Social score
Meet the judges

Judge 01:  Marc Farrington … Founder, Illustrated

Judge 02:  Captain Kris … Founder, Gums & Tongue Zine & Paint Crew

Judge 03:  Sara Farrell … Founder & Creative Director @ Sugar For My Soul

Judge 04: TBA

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2017 UK Illustration Championships

#CompetitorSTYLEAggregate Score CardNo. Bouts ContestedBouts WonPoints
1UK Illustration ChampionshipsSi MitchellPunkN/A444.00
2UK Illustration ChampionshipsRussell TaysomGrimeN/A433.00
3UK Illustration ChampionshipsLazy ObitSatrical+7322.00
4SurrealismNicolas RossiusPop Surrealism0322.00
5UK Illustration ChampionshipsTony RiffGoofy+9211.00
6UK Illustration ChampionshipsThe Real DillGraffiti+7211.00
7UK Illustration ChampionshipsTom BlackfordComic+4211.00
8DoodleGlenn DebrieDoodle0211.00
9MarvelReiqAnime / Comic+10100.00
10conceptualRomain HelaudaisConcept+8100.00
13statement piecesMinelaFeminine+5100.00
14Fine artTianyin WangFine Art+2100.00
15GraffitiUsed PencilIllustration+1100.00
16SketchingLuther TaylorRelaxed0100.00