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

RankCompetitorSTYLENo. Bouts ContestedBouts WonPoints
1UK Illustration ChampionshipsTom BlackfordComic000.00
2statement piecesMinelaFeminine000.00
3UK Illustration ChampionshipsSi MitchellPunk000.00
4UK Illustration ChampionshipsTony RiffGoofy000.00
5UK Illustration ChampionshipsRussell TaysomGrime000.00
7SurrealismNicolas RossiusPop Surrealism000.00
8GraffitiUsed PencilIllustration000.00
9MarvelReiqAnime / Comic000.00
10UK Illustration ChampionshipsThe Real DillGraffiti000.00
11Fine artTianyin WangFine Art000.00
13conceptualRomain HelaudaisConcept000.00
14DoodleGlenn DebrieDoodle000.00
15SketchingLuther TaylorRelaxed000.00
16UK Illustration ChampionshipsLazy ObitSatrical000.00