2019 ASA Style File Illustration Award Mentorships


We are thrilled to announce the introduction of the inaugural 2019 ASA Style File illustration Award Mentorships.

Thanks to a grant from the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund, we are able to offer mentorships exclusively for illustrators’ portfolios or picture book projects:

  • 8 winners will receive 5-hour mentorships for either their portfolio or picture book projects
  • The winners will also receive free ASA Style File access for a year. (If winners are current Style Filer members, they will have their subscriptions renewed gratis)

This is open to any illustrator seeking to improve their professional portfolio or for guidance on their picture book illustration project.

The 8 winners will work closely with a mentor selected from the ASA Mentors’ Register for 5 hours, including reading time.

Key Dates

  • Entries open 19 August 2019
  • Entries close 20 September 2019, 5pm AEST
  • Winners will be announced 30 October 2019

Entry Fee

Entry is free for members of the ASA. Not a member? Why not join today!

Non-members may enter but must pay an administration fee of $65 (inc GST) per entry.

Submission requirements

1. Entries must be submitted via the online entry form with the following two files attached:

a) A 300-word statement, which includes:

  • A brief description of your portfolio or picture book project, including its current stage of progress.
  • What you would like to achieve through the mentorship program.
  • A brief illustrator CV.

b) Your Portfolio: maximum 20 images OR your Picture Book Project: please enter your images into the blank flatplan template here.

2. All files must be submitted in Word or PDF format.

3. Entries must comply with the Terms and Conditions.

How to apply

Pay your administration fee (if applicable) and submit your application via the button below.

The 2019 Style File Illustrator Mentorship Awards are supported by the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund.