The Association of Illustrators has announced the category of the World Illustration Awards 2015 - previously called the AoI Illustration Awards.
The 16 winners were drawn from a shortlist of 165, which were in turn culled from over 2,000 entries by a judging panel including Marion Deuchars and Daniel Moorey, head of print at Adam and Eve DBB.
The panel is currently picking the overall Professional Illustration and New Talent winners, to be announced later in the year.
An exhibition of the winners will take place again at Somerset House from October 5 to Nov 1, and will then tour the UK.
Image: One of my personal favourites, Malika Favre’s film-noir inspired posters for this year BAFTA Awards, which won the Design Professional award.
Another image from Malika Favre’s film-noir inspired posters for this year BAFTA Awards.
Chris Haughton's wonderful animal-based graphics for the Royal London Hospital's children's ward won the Public Realm Professional award. His iPhone app Hat Monkey made the shortlst.
Pieter van Eenogge’s When we pollute the ocean we pollute ourselves was created for the Surf Rider Foundation. It won the Advertising Professional award.
Winning in the Research and Knowledge Communication Professional category, Dutch illustrator Aad Goudappel's work Autism was commisioned for a story on BetterMed about how autism could be the next step in evolution.
Japanese Folktales by Joao Fazenda, winner of the Books Professional category (from a book about Japanese folk tales, naturally).
Olivier Kugler’s Portraits of Syrian Refugees in Iraqi Kurdistan offer journalistic insight into a humanitarian crisis. It won the Editorial Professional category.
Here a few of our favourite shortlisted entries, including Sogo by Gail Armstrong.
Biodiverse by Phil Wheeler
Grahame Baker Smith created the artwork for these Royal Mail stamps celebrating the 150th anniversary of Alice In Wonderland.
With the Digital Arts offices next to St Pancras Station, I see Jean Jullien's Eurostar posters nearly every day - and even so they're still appealing.
Andrew Rae was shortlisted for this psychedelic graphic novel Moonhead.