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Announcement: So Young Illustration Competition 2019 Supported By The Pistonhead Foundation

We are on the lookout for the next great So Young illustrator to bring something new to our pages. We are really excited to bring our Illustration Competition back for 2019 and with it, some extra support from the good people at The Pistonhead Foundation. We will run two competitions a year to coincide with issues of So Young culminating in several exhibitions where we can have a knees up to celebrate all your hard work. Winner’s prize is £1000 plus many other runners up prizes.

We are really pleased to have The Pistonhead Foundation involved. Here’s why they wanted to be a part of it “We are big fans of So Young Magazine and closely followed the Illustration competition last year. You provide an amazing opportunity for artists to be able to showcase their work to an active, relevant audience, and so as part of the Foundation, we wanted to provide additional funds to the winner so that they can continue to grow as an illustrator.”

Here’s how it works: Confirm your entry to the competition here, you can enter to a maximum of three entries. Select your favourite band/bands from the brief list below and Illustrate a song by, or members of one of the bands in any style you prefer… Digital, Collage, pencil drawing, anything… Check out our previous issues for inspiration at www.soyoungmagazine.com.

Once you’ve entered the competition, you will receive a message from a unique email address which will include your application form and any further info you need. Once you’ve completed your entry, send it over and wait until our deadline of Friday 31st May. We will be posting some of our favourite entries on Instagram over the course of the competition. More info on the full brief, eligibility and prizes below.

Enter here.

Prizes

Winner;

-£1000

-Winning Illustration published in So Young Issue 21 (June) Online and Print Version

-Winning Applicant will have their work featured in an exhibition at the end of the year.

-Gallery post on Instagram featuring 5 pieces of your work.

-Interview/feature written about your work on the So Young Magazine site.

-1 Year Subscription to So Young

-5 Copies of So Young Issue 21

Top 3 Entries;

-Top 3 entries will be published in So Young Issue 21 (June) Online and Print Version

-Interview/feature written about work on the So Young Magazine site.

-Gallery post on Instagram featuring 5 pieces of your work. To our 56k followers.

-1 Year Subscription to So Young

Top 5 Entries;

-Top 5 entries will be published in So Young Issue 21 (June) Online and Print Version

-Interview/feature written about work on the So Young Magazine site.

-Interview/feature written about work on the So Young Magazine site.

-Gallery post on Instagram featuring 5 pieces of your work.

-1 Year Subscription to So Young

10 Finalists;

-Competition Entry posted on our Instagram.

-Top 10 entries will be published in the online version of So Young Issue 21 (June)

We will also post and tag a variety of entries on our Instagram throughout the competition!

https://www.instagram.com/soyoungmagazine/

Judges from Magazines, Galleries and Agencies will select from 10 finalists. These 10 finalists, chosen by So Young, will all have their entries posted on Instagram to our 56k followers.

The top ten will have their entries published in the online version of the next So Young Magazine Issue.

The winner will have their winning entry published in both the print and online versions of the magazine as well as the above. They will also have their work displayed in a So Young Exhibition. They will be one of only three artists exhibited at the show. Additionally the top 5 will have features written about their work on the site.

Deadline for entries is Friday 31st May 2019. Paid for submissions will then be accepted until midnight Sunday 2nd June.

Eligibility;

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.

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 www.soyoungmagazine.com

Fat White Family
King Krule
Surfbort
Bad Brains
Courtney Barnett
Grace Jones
Kate Bush
IDLES
The Beatles (Band or as Individuals)
David Bowie
Patti Smith
Haim
Amyl & The Sniffers
Nirvana
The Raincoats
The Rolling Stones
The Beach Boys
The Big Moon
Alabama Shakes
The Strokes
Pulp
Wolf Alice
Chuck Berry
The Carpenters
Tame Impala
Elastica
Dev Hynes
The Libertines
Hinds
The Smiths
Savages
Foals
Prince
Bloc Party
Sleaford Mods
Goat Girl
Fleet Foxes
Suede
The Jam
Sorry
Jimi Hendrix
Siouxsie Sioux
Beth Ditto
Sex Pistols
Blondie
The Ramones
Joy Division

Or any band previously featured in So Young!!! Enter here.

Deadline for entries is Friday 31st May 2019. Paid for submissions will then be accepted until midnight Sunday 2nd June.

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)

Good Luck! Enter here.