Poster Prize for Illustration 2019

Deadline: 16 July 2018
Open to: illustrators and students of illustration throughout the world
Awards: first prize: 2,000 GBP; second prize: 1,000 GBP; third prize: 750 GBP


The Association of Illustrators in partnership with London Transport Museum (LTM) announces that submissions are now open for the Poster Prize for Illustration 2019.

This year the theme is London Stories.

Across the ages, London has produced and inspired countless stories. Fictitious or real characters and events in this amazing city have always held a fascination, from the anecdotal urban myth to grand tales of historic legend – from the everyday to the curious, and from the past to the present. The aim of the Poster Prize for Illustration competition 2019 is to attract artwork for display that is colourful, inspiring and celebrates the vibrant, multi-layered city that is London.

Artists are invited to visually capture a familiar or lesser-known narrative in a single image. All stories, current or historical, real or fictional which feature this amazing city are welcome – your imagination is the limit. Stories could be those seen in a film or play, heard in poetry or music, or read in literature. They may be family anecdotes, or an impression of your daily observations. Your visual story could be inspired by London’s history or contemporary city living.

The top 100 entries selected by a panel of judges will be displayed in an exhibition at London Transport Museum that will run from February to Summer 2019. The winners will be announced at an event during the exhibition opening week.

London Transport Museum’s collection of graphic art is one of the best in the world and includes over 5,000 posters and artworks by famous artists including Man Ray, Laura Knight and Edward McKnight Kauffer.


The competition is open to illustrators and students of illustration throughout the world.
The entry is free of charge.


  • First prize: 2,000 GBP and feature of the winning image on a London Transport Museum poster to be displayed on the London Underground;
  • Second prize: 1,000 GBP;
  • Third prize: 750 GBP.

How to apply?

Please read the conditions and terms of entry carefully. You will be asked to agree to them before you can submit your image to the competition. Enter your work here.

For more information please visit the official website.