2020 BIBA Book Illustration Contest Entry


The Annual BIBA™ Best Illustration Award recognizes excellence in Children’s Book, Graphic Novel, or Comic illustration.

Open To Entries!

  • Entry Fee: $50
  • Deadline To Enter is Nov 30th, 2020.
  • Winners Announced by Dec 30th, 2020.
  • *No erotica.

Entries are limited to independently (indie) published books, including those from small presses, e-book publishers, and self-published authors. All submissions must be written in English. *Winning authors may proudly display the winning emblem, but the physical trophy will go to the illustrator.

Who is filling out the form? * 

Are you the Illustrator, Author, or Representative Entering on Behalf of Designer?

Author or Representative Email

If you are the author or representative, and are entering on behalf of the illustrator, please enter your email here. (The illustrator’s email field is further down the form.)

Real Name

(Only for our records. Not displayed.) Name of Illustrator, Author or Representative. (Person filling out the form.)

Name Used As Illustrator

(This can be your real name, a pseudonym, or business name etc.) This is the name we will use on promotions, on the trophy, and on this site, should you win.

Illustrator’s Email Address

Make sure to use an email where we can contact the illustrator with questions, should it be necessary. (If entering for the illustrator, please be sure this is the illustrator’s correct email address. We confirm their mailing address directly with them, and if we cannot contact the illustrator, your entry may be disqualified and entry fees are not refunded.)

Mailing Address

(If you are entering on behalf of the illustrator, we need the ILLUSTRATOR’S mailing address in order to mail them the award.) Please list your full mailing address, including the Country and zip (postal code).

Type of Illustration * 

*No erotica.

Name Of Book

(Name of the Book, Graphic Novel, or Comic)

Name of Author

Release Date

Date the book was released. (Must be between 2015 and 2020.)

Credited in Book * 

The illustrator must be listed either inside the book or on the cover.

Illustration Upload

No erotica. (File can contain one or more images. Images should be at least 400px wide and all from same book. File formats: jpg, jpeg, png, tiff, epub, mobi, doc, docx, pdf) If you have any problems uploading your file, please submit the form without it and then email the file, including the name of the book and illustrator, to bestindiebookaward@gmail.com

Contact us if you do not have an electronic version to submit, or if you have any other questions.

(max file size 256 MB)

Your Website

(Optional) Link to more information about you. We’ll also use this for promotions if you win.

Additional Info

Any important information you want to add about your entry.

Terms * 

By submitting an entry, you agree to our Terms, and you understand that this is a contest and that no refunds are given. See Full Terms Here (Opens in separate window.)


If uploading your book file using this form, the file will begin to upload after you click the Add To Cart button below.) You will be taken to the cart once this process has completed. The time it takes will depend on the size of the file and your internet connection. (It may take up to several minutes.) If you have any problems with uploading your files, please submit the form without them and then email the files, including the name of the book and author to bestindiebookaward@gmail.com


The Annual BIBA® Best Illustration Award brings increased recognition and exposure to exemplary Book Illustrators.

Winning Illustrators will receive a physical award trophy, electronic emblem image to use for display, and a listing on this site as a winning illustrator.

Winning Authors will receive an electronic emblem to display proudly, and the book and author will be listed on this site.  We retain the right to use the author name, illustrator name, any images or likenesses, and the winning book and illustrations in promotions, emails, on this site, across social media platforms, and in any other way we see fit to promote the winners or this site.