Welcome to the UK Championships (2022)

Digital artists battle head-2-head in 60 minute bouts to compile an illustration inspired by a recent news headline. Watch the top illustrators compete - witness a clash of styles as they battle to become no.1 and secure the UK title!

UK Championships: Fri, Dec 16st - Sun, Dec 18th | ONLINE | Start time: 17:30 GMT

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Full DIGITAL player line-up below!

Artists have 60 minutes to complete an A2 illustration inspired by a recent news headline. Stationery is restricted (8 pieces max) and colour palette must be black, white (greyscale permitted) plus a single colour. Our judges award points across the following criteria.

0-12 | Personality: Points awarded based on the injection of energy, dynamism and charisma.

0-12 | Interpretation: Points awarded based on a successful portrayal of the headline, witty, clever and original interpretations all secure high points.

0-12 | Narrative: Points awarded for successful ‘on-paper narrative’ between characters and other elements.

0-12 | Technical: Points awarded based on dexterity, understanding of light, composition, natural ability and talent.

0-2 | Social: On Insta @illustratedworldseries post head-2-head announcements in 'Stories' at the start of every Live Battle. These posts feature a 'Social Poll' widget giving viewers an opportunity to vote for their favourite. The stories last 1 hr 15 min (60 min battle duration and 15 min post-battle 'hang-time'). Links are provided within the announcement directing viewers to the Live Battle page and competitor profile pages to view both work-in-progress and finished pieces. After 1 hr 15 min the poll is closed.  The winner of the social vote is allocated 2 points, the loser 0. Vote for your favourite!

4 x Judges (3 x permanent 1 x daily guest) score across 4 x criteria (as listed in 'Rules'). An average score is then calculated (0/12) for each criteria. The social score is tabulated separately then added to the average scores giving a final score 0/50.

The highest scoring competitor moves into the next round, the loser is knocked out. If scorecards are tied the social score (S) will determine the winner of a battle. 1 x point is awarded for a WIN, 0 x points for a LOSS. A bonus point (BP) is awarded to competitors winning 4 x consecutive battles during a tournament. Points scored during a tournament contribute towards a competitor's overal Rankings Table position.

Every tournament has a leaderboard. Performance at this tournament contributes towards overall IWS ranking. When competitors have identical points (PTS) the 'Exit' value will determine hierarchy and position. The 'Exit' value reflects a competitor's most recently awarded scorecard (i.e when leaving/exiting the tournament). If 'Exit' scorecards are tied the social score (S) determines leaderboard position.

  • Pool: £2400

  • £1750 - Winner

  • £500 - Runner-up

  • £150 - Semi-finalists

# playerdebutflagstyleagewonexitpts
1
IMRIE
IMRIE
  • titles won2
  • pro years3
  • win percentage85%
2020Cartoon39443.55 (BP)
2
Killer Napkins
Killer Napkins
  • titles won0
  • pro years1
  • win percentage88%
2022Sci-Fi353413
3
Steve Nedley
Steve Nedley
  • titles won0
  • pro years2
  • win percentage50%
2021cartoon342442
4
ATB3
ATB3
  • titles won0
  • pro years1
  • win percentage67%
2022Cartoon35242.52
5
Lawrence H Burns
Lawrence H Burns
  • titles won1
  • pro years4
  • win percentage83%
2019Lowbrow36141.51
6
Nicho
Nicho
  • titles won0
  • pro years2
  • win percentage33%
2021Lowbrow31141.251
7
David DeGrand
David DeGrand
  • titles won0
  • pro years1
  • win percentage50%
2022Cartoon43140.51
8
Rodgon
Rodgon
  • titles won0
  • pro years2
  • win percentage67%
2021Cartoon39139.51
9
IAREUGLY
IAREUGLY
  • titles won0
  • pro years2
  • win percentage33%
2021Cartoon40041.50
10
The High Road Design
The High Road Design
  • titles won0
  • pro years1
  • win percentage0%
2022Weird50040.250
11
Thoms
Thoms
  • titles won0
  • pro years2
  • win percentage0%
2021Graffiti43039.50
12
EezuOne
EezuOne
  • titles won0
  • pro years1
  • win percentage0%
2022Graffiti39038.50
13
YAI
YAI
  • titles won0
  • pro years1
  • win percentage0%
2022Graphic35037.750
14
Tarbox
Tarbox
  • titles won0
  • pro years2
  • win percentage25%
2021Graffiti35037.250
15
Tonyboy
Tonyboy
  • titles won0
  • pro years3
  • win percentage33%
2020Graffiti38036.250
16
SOIDE
SOIDE
  • titles won0
  • pro years1
  • win percentage0%
2022Graffiti310FORFEIT0

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