V Tragaluz- International Illustration Award

Deadline: 15 August 2019
Open to: illustrators from all countries
Award: COP$7.000.000 (seven million Colombian pesos), around USD 2178.49


This year’s invitation is to draw what a house means for you. What it looks like, who inhabits it, what makes it a place one wants to go once and again. They will accept one illustration per artist. Tragaluz will choose one single winner.

Tragaluz Editorial Board will make the decision on the winning submission. This call for submissions can be considered void if no illustration meets the expected quality (though this has never happened).


This competition is open to illustrators from all countries who meet the following criteria: adult participants who submit illustrations that are unpublished and have not been submitted to other competitions recently. The artists will keep ownership of their works.


A contract will be signed with the winner to be the illustrator in one of the books published by Tragaluz. The contract is equivalent to COP$7.000.000, around USD 2178.49 (seven million Colombian pesos). If the winner is a foreigner, this amount will be converted to dollars according to the exchange rate of the day of the transaction. This amount will be paid in two installments: 50% in advance at the time of signing the contract, and the remainder 50% at the time of publication of the book. The wire transfer costs will be on the winner.

How to apply?

The submission message should include the contestant’s personal data (full name, age, ID number, nationality) attaching the selected fragment and the illustration. The fragment must be a separate file (either DOC or PDF). The attached illustration must be a high-quality JPG image file (100% – RGB). It can be either horizontal or vertical in direction, and must not exceed five megabytes and 150 dpi.

For more information, please visit the official web page.