Tapirulan’s illustration competition - Super competition for super illustrators


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Location (s):

  • Italy
  • Online


Tapirulan’s illustration competition is celebrating its first 15 years, so it is no longer a normal competition, but we can consider it, rather proudly, a super competition, open to all superillustrators, ready to surpass themselves and especially their competitors to be among the 48 selected artists who will have their work on display in the exhibition.


At stake, for the overall winner, there is the super prize of 2,500 euros. At this point it is perhaps superfluous to specify that the theme of the fifteenth edition of the competition for illustrators is SUPER.

We have no doubt that you will come up with something superlative, filling either the paper surface or the monitor with creativity. You can participate with just one square format illustration, to be sent by October 17, 2019; unless of course you’re superstitious, in which case you may also deliver on October 18. The selection of the works is entrusted to the jury supervised by this year’s special guest: Bruno Bozzetto, illustrator, cartoonist, and, above all, director of unsurpassed short and animated films. Lastly we invite you to participate in the competition, having read the rules meticulously, point by point; and whatever happens, do not be superficial!

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Candidates should be from:

Description of Ideal Candidate:

Artists of all nationalities can participate in the competition. There is no age limit however underage candidates need parents’ authorization. Every candidate is allowed to submit only one brand-new work. Works which have been awarded prizes previously will not be accepted.


Deadline: October 18, 2019

Cost/funding for participants:


The first prize awarded by the jury is 2.500 euros. The winner of the prize will be invited next year to make his own solo exhibition at the Tapirulan Gallery, with the publication of the personal catalogue.

Thanks to the collaboration of Associazione Autori di Immagini, the winning work will be published on the Annual AI. Thanks to the collaboration of Illustratore Italiano the winning work will be published on the magazine.


The Tapirulan Contest also includes a Popular Prize assigned to the most voted by tapirulan.it users. The popular prize is 500 euros.


All 48 selected authors will receive a free copy of the calendar and catalog. 12 authors will be selected to be published on the Tapirulan calendar and will receive a free copy. All contest participants will be able to collect a free copy of the calendar during the award ceremony.

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