Record Number of Illustration Students Honored
A record number of RISD Illustration students have placed in this year’s Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Competition, NYC. Twenty RISD Illustration student works (the largest number ever) will be included in the New York City exhibition, and they hope for even more accolades when scholarship monies are awarded in the coming weeks.
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Founded in 1901, the Society’s mission is to promote the art of illustration, to appreciate its history and evolving nature through exhibitions, lectures and education, and to contribute the service of its members to the welfare of the community at large. The Student Scholarship Competition, held annually since 1981, selects just over 100 works from more than 5,000 entries. In a competition which can kick start a career, students bring their most sophisticated, well-crafted and original work to be tested. A jury of professional peers, including illustrators and art directors, selects the most outstanding works created throughout the year. Pieces are accepted based on the quality of technique, concept and skill of medium used. Scholarship awards are granted to about 25 students whose work is deemed the best of the best.