Winners revealed for the 40th anniversary of the World Illustration Awards

in Inspiration / Illustration

The Association of Illustrators has unveiled the winners of its 40th World Illustration Awards, an annual international showcase of the most talented artists in the fields of advertising, editorial, publishing and communications. Announced by The Association of Illustrators’ Patron David Hughes, Jimin Kim and Jungho Lee were the overall winners in the Professional and New Talent categories respectively.

A graduate of Kingston University, Jimin is a Korean picture book artist, author, print maker and illustrator, currently based in Seoul. She enjoys creating a narrative and embodying it in a format of a picture book. Speaking of her award-winning picture book, judge Daehyun Kim said: "I wanted to peek through the little holes to discover fractions of personality. The title, the story, and the cut-out technique are just in perfect harmony."

Since graduating from the Hongik University in Seoul, Jungho Lee has worked as an illustrator for various media since 2007. Recently, he has focused on works for books and making his own picture book. Speaking of his winning entry, Judge Daehyun Kim said: “It is distinguished not just because of his outstanding technique, but great imagination. I think this is why the jury chose his book as the overall winner."

Other winners include Julinu, who scooped Advertising New Talent; Ami Shin for Children's Books New Talent and Thoka Maer for Design New Talent. Discover all of the winners at www.theaoi.com or enjoy viewing the artworks at an exhibition at Somerset House’s Embankment East Galleries throughout August. And if you can't make it to London, the show will be touring the UK over the next 12 months.

Via the Association of Illustrators | All images copyright to their respective owners

Main image: Jungho Lee - Overall Winner Professional

Jimin Kim - Overall Winner New Talent

Jimin Kim - Overall Winner New Talent

Julinu - Winner of Advertising New Talent

Julinu - Winner of Advertising New Talent

Forge & Morrow - Winner of Advertising Professional

Forge & Morrow - Winner of Advertising Professional

Ami Shin - Winner of Children's Books New Talent

Ami Shin - Winner of Children's Books New Talent

Alex T Smith - Winner of Children's Books Professional

Alex T Smith - Winner of Children's Books Professional

Thoka Maer - Winner of Design New Talent

Thoka Maer - Winner of Design New Talent

Ella Cohen - Winner of Design Professional

Ella Cohen - Winner of Design Professional

Nancy Liang - Winner of Editorial New Talent

Nancy Liang - Winner of Editorial New Talent

Matt Huynh - Winner of Editorial Professional

Matt Huynh - Winner of Editorial Professional

Brian Gallagher - Winner of Public Realm New Talent

Brian Gallagher - Winner of Public Realm New Talent

Diego Becas Villegas - Winner of Public Realm Professional

Diego Becas Villegas - Winner of Public Realm Professional

Eun Jung Bahng - Winner of Research & Knowledge Communication New Talent

Eun Jung Bahng - Winner of Research & Knowledge Communication New Talent

Florian Bayer - Winner of Research & Knowledge Communication Professional

Florian Bayer - Winner of Research & Knowledge Communication Professional

Eunjoo Lee - Winner of Self Initiated New Talent

Eunjoo Lee - Winner of Self Initiated New Talent

Gigi Rose Gray - Winner of Self Initiated Professional

Gigi Rose Gray - Winner of Self Initiated Professional

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