Shortlisted for the AOI 2020 !

Takashi Miyata is shortlisted for the AOI Awards 2020 !

 Takashi Miyata is shortlisted for the World Illustration Awards, for his project LOST RABBIT in the Children's Publishing.

The World Illustration Awards are delivered annually by The AOI i n partnership with the Directory of Illustration . Takashi Miyata’s project has been selected for the final shortlist of 200 projects from 4,300+ entries submitted by illustrators from 79 countries into the World Illustration Awards 2020. "This year's shortlist reflects the breadth of creative solutions that illustration and animation can deliver, from works that literally walk you through a story using scenes and characters, to pieces with a subtler, conceptual narrative. The power of the medium is truly on display here" – Elizabeth Owen, President, Directory of Illustra tion The judging panel including industry names such as D.W. Pine from TIME, illustrator Axel Scheffler, and Erich Nagler, Lead Art Director for Google Doodles, has selected the shortlist which includes projects from all 10 categories by both New Talent and Professional Illustrators from across the globe. Exploration category judge, writer, and co - founder of Yellowzine, Aisha Ayoade commented: "This competition receives submissions from a wide breadth of creatives with outstanding levels of skill and grea t control of their craft. Even when artists respond to the same category or tap into similar emotions through their work, each submission tells a unique story with a unique voice and though it's been very difficult to choose, it has been a joy to explore.” All works from the shortlist will be featured in a new Online Showcase from September 2020, offering an exciting insight into the stories behind the projects, and commissioner and industry insights into the shortlist. The category and overall winners will be announced on 21 October, launching an exciting online Celebration Programme exploring different aspects of the illustration industry through online events and presentations The World Illustration Awards is a year - long celebration and showcase of illust ration, bringing together creatives, industry, commissioners and art directors, supporting our global illustration community to thrive more than ever.