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Student Scholarship
In a competition which can kick start a career, students bring their most sophisticated, well-crafted and original work to be tested.

Submissions open Fall – Winter

Will Eisner Scholar
On behalf of the Will & Ann Eisner Family Foundation, the Society seeks the best of the JUNIOR class and to financially assist with supporting their SENIOR year.

Submissions open early April

Zankel Scholar
In memory of Arthur Zankel, the Society seeks the best of the JUNIOR class and to financially support their SENIOR year.

Submissions open early April


Illustrators Annual
The premier showcase for illustrators, the Annual features the year’s best works. Open to artists worldwide, entries are considered by a jury.

Submissions open Sept – end of Oct

The Original Art
An annual exhibit created to showcase illustrations from the year’s best children’s books published in the U.S.

OPEN FOR ENTRIES June 3rd – June 24th

Members Open
Members of the Society of Illustrators are asked to create work for an exhibit based on a unique theme. Curated by Leslie Cober.

Submissions open Aug – early Nov

MoCCA Arts Festival Awards of Excellence
These awards recognize the most outstanding work on view at the festival and is open to all artists tabling.

Submissions open at MoCCA Fest

MoCCA Arts Festival 
Manhattan’s largest independent comics and cartoon festival, featuring masters of the industry as well as newcomers and fan favorites!

Applications open Sept – early Oct

Holiday Craft Fair
The Society is excited to announce a new holiday tradition based on the popular centuries-old European open-air markets. Talented creators sell their crafts throughout the museum.

Applications open late Summer


Hamilton King Award
Honoring the best work in the Illustrators Annual executed by a member of the Society of Illustrators. 

The OA Lifetime Achievement Award
Recognizing artists whose body of work contributes to the field of children’s book illustration.

Hall of Fame
The Society elects to its Hall of Fame artists recognized for their distinguished achievement in the art of illustration.

Richard Gangel Award
Honors art directors currently working in the field who have supported and advanced the art of illustration. 

Distinguished Educator in the Arts
Honors an educator who has impacted the field of illustration as both a teacher and artist.

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