Issue 18 Illustration Competition: Two Weeks Left To Enter

We are on the lookout for the next great So Young illustrator to bring something new to our pages! As our eighteenth issue draws closer, the deadline for entries to our Illustration Competition does too.

Entrants to our competition have the chance to win £200, their winning entry in So Young Issue Eighteen, feature in our Winners Exhibition in London, have their work featured in an interview feature on our website as well as a gallery upon our Instagram (54k followers) and a subscription to the magazine for a year.

Open to all Designers/Illustrators. Students, Graduates and Professionals Worldwide over the age of 18. Entry Fee is £10 per entry image (maximum of three entries per artist) with all proceeds going towards the winners’ exhibition and printing of the magazine. Full details here.


Issue 17 Competition Winner: Solange by Anna Rupprecht

The Brief

Illustrate a song by, or members of one of the bands below in any style you prefer… Digital, Collage, pencil drawing, anything… Check out our previous issues for inspiration at

The theme for this competition is Festival Season and the Summer in general. However it’s not vital to follow this theme, just an idea…

King Krule, Bad Brains, Fat White Family, The Beatles (Band or as Individuals), Grace Jones, David Bowie, Haim, Drenge, The Raincoats, The Stone Roses, The Big Moon, Goldie, Alabama Shakes, Pulp, Wolf Alice, Tame Impala, Elastica, Dev Hynes, The Libertines, Hinds, The Smiths, Savages, Insecure Men, Slaves, HMLTD, The Raincoats, Bloc Party, Sleaford Mods, Goat Girl, The Kinks, Courtney Barnett, Suede, The Jam, Sorry, Benjamin Booker, Siouxsie Sioux, Sex Pistols, Blondie, Ian Dury, The Clash, Kate Bush, The Kinks, Joy Division Or any band previously featured in So Young!!!

Deadline for entries is Friday 7th September 2018. Paid for submissions will then be accepted until midnight Sunday (9th).

Deadline for entries is Friday 7th September 2018. Paid for submissions will then be accepted until midnight Sunday 9th September.

You will receive an application form by email within 72 hours to the email address provided. This will explain how to send your entry/entries to us!

Please send your files as a JPEG or PDF (no files over 10MB) Image should fit within A4 dimensions, portrait or landscape.

Enter here. Good Luck!