3×3 International Illustration Show No.20

Opportunity type: Competition

For: illustrators

Deadline: 07/04/23 

Rewards: Up to $1500

Location Eligibility:  Worldwide

About this opportunity

The purpose of our grants is to support and encourage visual storytellers to create a long-term documentary photography project with local communities who are working to protect the environment and wildlife.


Best of Show winners receive a $1,500 cash prize, Gold medal winners receive $750. All prizes are in US Funds.

Best of Show and Gold medal winners receive a 3×3×3-inch cube. All other medal and merit winners are offered a free an embossed certificate. Honorable Mentions receive a printable certificate.

All medal and merit winners will be featured in our printed Annual—digital edition and online; our Honorable Mentions will be featured online gallery and listed in the printed Annual. Winners will receive a free digital edition of the Annual and a 33% discount on purchasing a print edition .

All medalists receive a one-year subscription to 3×3 Magazine.

medalist exhibition and presentation
All Best of Show, medalists and distinctive merit winners will be exhibited in a pop-up gallery during the annual New York City Illustration Week in early November (Covid-restrictions permitting). Our cubes and certificates will be presented to those who attend.

gary powell student award
All students who receive a medal or merit are automatically finalists for our special Gary Powell Student Award with a $1,000 cash prize.

A free digital edition will be sent to leading art directors and art buyers giving further exposure to all winners.

All awards will be promoted on our site and on all social media. A press release will be submitted to leading art and design publication worldwide for further exposure.



  • Open to all illustrators, art directors, graphic designers, editors, publishers in all countries for commissioned and non-commissioned work produced and/or published prior to the show deadline of March 31, 2023.
  • Open to all students in all countries for non-commissioned classroom illustration projects produced prior to the show deadline of March 31, 2023. As long as you were enrolled in an art school, college or university in 2022–2023 you are eligible to enter this show. Personal projects are accepted.
  • There is no specific theme for this year’s show. All mediums will be considered.
  • Students may also enter unpublished work in our Professional show show under the unpublished or gallery category.
  • If you have commissioned work then you must enter that work in the applicable category in our Professional Show.

Entry Fee

Single entry, $35 USD

Series (2–5 images with a similar theme), $70 USD,
plus $5 for each additional image up to 10 images

animation/motion & games/apps
Single entry, $65 USD

Series (2–5 images with a similar theme), $85 USD,
plus $5 for each additional image up to 10 images

student show fees
Single entry, $15 USD

Series (2–5 images with a similar theme), $35 USD,
plus $5 for each additional image up to 10 images

Note: A student’s portfolio or thesis is not regarded as a Series unless all images are part of a cohesive project.

publication fees
Our publication fee for Professional Show Winners is $85 per accepted entry (Single or Series). All winners will be displayed in the print and digital Annual and online gallery along with contact links. Important: By entering our show you agree to have your winning entries displayed in our Annual.

The Honorable Mention publication fee is $50. All honorable mentions will have their name listed in the printed Annual and their artwork displayed online along with contact links.

Student Winners and Student Honorable Mentions do not pay Publication Fees.

How to Apply

Click the link to apply: https://3×3.secure-awards.com/show20/page/how-to-enter

We will continue to accept submissions after March 25th, however each entry fee will increase by $10. Final deadline is midnight, April 7th.

Winners will be announced 90-days following the final deadline.


All questions regarding this grant should be emailed to coordinator@3x3mag.com



Mar 15 2023

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Cash Reward,
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