You could be Neil Gaiman's new artist

Folio Book Illustration Award; illustrations for Neil Gaiman's book covers
(Image credit: @Cristina Bencina 2023 / @Evangeline Gallagher 2022)

The annual Folio Book Illustration Awards is now open for submissions to all artists or all kinds styles, anywhere. This is the prestigious awards created by The Folio Society designed to find and promote new illustrators.

The big news this year is author Neil Gaiman will be a guest just at the Folio Book Illustration Awards, which will shortlist six new artists, with the winning entry receiving £2,000 and five runners-up being awarded £500. But the real gem of a prize is the winner will also be commissioned to illustrate the interior art of the forthcoming limited edition of Gaiman's short stories.

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Ian Dean
Editor, Digital Arts & 3D

Ian Dean is Editor, Digital Arts & 3D at Creativebloq, and the former editor of many leading magazines. These titles included ImagineFX, 3D World and leading video game title Official PlayStation Magazine. In his early career he wrote for music and film magazines including Uncut and SFX. Ian launched Xbox magazine X360 and edited PlayStation World. For Creative Bloq, Ian combines his experiences to bring the latest news on AI, digital art and video game art and tech, and more to Creative Bloq, and in his spare time he doodles in Procreate, ArtRage, and Rebelle while finding time to play Xbox and PS5. He's also a keen Cricut user and laser cutter fan, and is currently crafting on Glowforge and xTools M1.