LIVE tournaments! Artists battle to become world No.1

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An introduction

Welcome to the competitive
world of live illustration

A series of international tournaments propelling talented illustrators onto the world stage. Artists battle head-to-head in 60 minute bouts to create an A2 illustration inspired by a recent news headline.

Watch the world’s top illustrators compete, witness a clash of styles as they battle to become no.1

Next event

IWS UK Champs
Fri 29th Nov - Sun 1st Dec
  • Boxpark Wembley
  • 18 Olympic Way
  • Wembley
  • HA9 0JT
Fri 29th Nov
Day 1 - Media Night + VIP
  • 17:00 - Open
  • 17:45 - Round 1: 4 x live battles
  • 19:00 - Round 1: 4 x live battles
  • 20:15 - Round 1: 4 x live battles
  • 21:30 - Round 1: 4 x live battles
Sat 30th Nov
Day 2
  • 12:00 - Open
  • 13:30 - Seminar: TBC
  • 14:30 - Round 2: 4 x live battles
  • 16:00 - Round 2: 4 x live battles
  • 18:45 - Quarters: 4 x live battles
  • 21:00 - Fight Night Mural Battle
Sun 01st Dec
Day 3
  • 12:00 - Open
  • 14:00 - Seminar: TBC
  • 15:00 - Semis: 2 x live battles
  • 17:00 - Final
  • 18:30 - Awards Ceremony
Tickets
Limited availability

£25.00 - 3 Day Pass (Inc media night)

+ DRINKS RECEPTION SPONSORED BY COORS LIGHT
+ FREE TOURNAMENT PROGRAMME
+ LIMITED EDITION MERCH GIVEAWAY
+ SEE ALL 32 ARTISTS COMPETE
+ VIP ACCESS - DAY 2/3 QUEUE JUMPER

£10 - 2 day pass (Sat + Sun only)

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Prize Money
Competition format
Meet the judges

UK ILLUSTRATION CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019

£4,000 - Winner

£1,500 - Runner up

The tournament model consists of 4 stages

  • (16 competitors) Open round
  • (16 competitors) Open round
  • (16 competitors) Open round
  • (16 competitors) Open round

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

  • Interpretation
  • Technical ability
  • Narrative
  • Personality
  • Social score

Every head-to-head battle is judged to the same high standards: One artist is promoted to the next stage of the tournament and the other knocked out.

  • Judges TBA next month!

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The UK Illustration Championships 2019 will be our biggest, most comprehesive tour- nament to-date! Be part of it - watch as the world’s top illustrators compete, witness a clash of styles and see their creations unfold as we crown the UK No.1!