The Association of Illustrators (AOI) is inviting UK illustrators and commissioners to enter their best work in the 31st Images competition, the UK jury-selected illustration award, annual and exhibition.

Images features the most influential and innovative contemporary British illustration in the categories Advertising, Books, Design, Editorial, Self-promotion and Student. Entering the competition gives illustrators the opportunity to have their work judged by an international panel of highly-regarded commissioners, well-known illustrators, art directors and design critics.

This year's judging panel includes Angelo Ferrara, artdirector at Wolff Olins; Steven Heller, art director at New York Times Book Review and co-chair of the MFA Designer As Author program at the School of Visual Arts, New York; Izhar Cohen, illustrator, Paris; Nathan Gale, art director at Creative Review; John Hamilton, art director at Penguin Books; and Anita O’Brian, curator at Cartoon Museum.

The award-winning entries and jury-selected works will be published in the Images annual, which is distributed to a specially targeted audience worldwide, assuring the selected entries exposure to professionals within the creative industries.

All winners will be unveiled at an awards night at a London venue in August. The original artworks featured in Images 31 will also be on display in London before the Images exhibition goes on tour between September 2006 and August 2007.

The deadline for entries is Monday, July 31, 2006 and entry forms are available at The Association of Illustrators' Web site.