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

Audience 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 & Tounge Zine & Paint Crew

Judge 03: TBA

Judge 04: TBA

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2017 UK Illustration Championships

RankCompetitorSTYLEFrames ContestedFrames WonPoints
1Live illustrationArtist 12-000.00
2UK Illustration ChampionshipsSi MitchellPunk000.00
3Live illustrationArtist 10-000.00
4Live illustrationArtist 13-000.00
5UK Illustration ChampionshipsTom BlackfordStreet Art000.00
6UK Illustration ChampionshipsRussell TaysomGrime000.00
7UK Illustration ChampionshipsTony RiffIllustrator000.00
8Live illustrationArtist 09-000.00
9Live illustrationArtist 08-000.00
10UK Illustration ChampionshipsThe Real DillGraffiti000.00
11UK Illustration ChampionshipsAlex MooreComic000.00
12Live illustrationArtist 04-000.00
13Live illustrationArtist 05-000.00
14Live illustrationArtist 07-000.00
15Live illustrationArtist 06-000.00
16UK Illustration ChampionshipsLazy ObitSatrical000.00