The ASA Style File is a curated portfolio site for illustrators to showcase their work. Originally set up more than 10 years ago, it has become a respected source of high quality illustrators for the Australian publishing community, launching the careers of many well-known Australian illustrators.
Thanks to the support of the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund, the ASA was able to build a fresh new website, designed to support a broader range of illustrators and to encourage as many new work opportunities for our illustrators as possible, both locally and internationally.
In the last twelve months, we have received nearly 100 job enquiries through ASA Style File portfolios. This means about 75% of illustrators featured on Style File have received a professional offers directly through the platform so far.
The ASA Style File service includes:
- 9-image SEO-enhanced portfolios featured on asastylefile.com, which is regularly promoted to the ASA’s network and wider industry network.
- A streamlined browsing system which will allow potential employers to find illustrators easily and quickly.
- A Job Board providing potential employers an opportunity to advertise their illustration jobs to the ASA Style File network.
- Access to exclusive Illustrator mentorships and free entry to the ASA Style File Illustration Award Mentorships
Submission Process and Requirements:
Open for submissions 7 September 2020, 9AM AEST.
Submissions Close 12 October 2020, 9am AEDT (extended from 2 October 2020, 5pm AEST).
Results announced week starting 28 October 2020.
In order to ensure that ASA Style File promotes portfolios of a professional standard, illustrators wishing to be included must submit their work for approval by an expert panel. Applications must meet the Terms and Conditions and be submitted via the online form.
There is a $20 (inc GST) administration fee to submit an application to ASA Style File. You do not need to be an ASA member to submit, but if your submission is successful you will have to join the ASA and pay an annual Style File subscription fee of $96 (inc GST).
You must submit 9 images from your portfolio, selecting one specialty and one medium for each image. These categories will determine how the illustrations can be searched on the portfolio website.
The full list of categories can be found in the Terms and Conditions.
The images will be need to be submitted as JPEG or PNG files and have square dimensions with a minimum width and height of 1920 pixels (i.e. 1920 x 1920 pixels). We recommend keeping the images at or below 72dpi where possible.
You will also be asked to provide a 150-word max. bio and contact information for your portfolio.
How do I submit?
Pay your application fee and submit your portfolio via the online entry form.
Applications have now closed.
To be notified when the next round of applications open for the ASA Style File, please email firstname.lastname@example.org