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So Young Illustration Competition Entry


So Young Illustration Competition Issue Fifteen

We are on the lookout for the next great So Young illustrator to bring something new to our pages! We will run quarterly competitions to coincide with each new issue of So Young culminating in several exhibitions at our new space in New Cross, London, where we can have a knees up to celebrate all your hard work.



-Winning Illustration published in So Young Issue Fifteen (December) Online and Print Version

-Winning Applicant will have their work featured in an exhibition at our new gallery space in New Cross, London

-Gallery post on Instagram featuring 5 pieces of your work. To our 48k followers.


-Interview/feature written about winner’s work on the So Young Magazine site.

-1 Year Subscription to So Young

-5 Copies of So Young Issue Fifteen

Top 3 Entries;

-Top 3 entries will be published in the online version of So Young Issue Fifteen (December)

-Gallery post on Instagram featuring 5 pieces of your work. To our 48k followers.

-1 Year Subscription to So Young

10 Finalists;

-1 Year Subscription to So Young

-Competition Entry posted on our Instagram. To our 48k followers.

Judges from Magazines, Galleries and Agencies will select from 10 finalists. These 10 finalists, chosen by So Young, will all have their entries posted on Instagram to our 48k followers.

The top three will have their entries published in the online version of the next So Young Magazine issue and have an extra Instagram gallery post consisting of 5 pieces of their own work of their choosing.

The winner will have their winning entry published in both the print and physical versions of the magazine as well as the above. They will also have their work displayed in a So Young Exhibition at our new gallery space in New Cross, near Goldsmith’s University. They will be one of only four artists exhibited at the show. Additionally the winner will have a feature written about their work on the site.


Open to all Designers/Illustrators. Students, Graduates and Professionals Worldwide

Entry Fee is £10 per entry image (maximum of three entries per artist) with all proceeds going towards the winners’ exhibition and printing of the magazine.


Illustrate a song by, or members of one of the bands below in any style you prefer… Digital, Collage, pencil drawing, anything… Check out our previous issues for inspiration at www.soyoungmagazine.com

Wolf Alice
Fat White Family
The Horrors
The Fall
The Big Moon
The Smiths
The Raincoats
Goat Girl
Nick Cave
David Bowie
Mystery Jets
The Clash
Sheer Mag
Or any band previously featured in So Young

Deadline for entries is Friday 17th November 2017

Once making payment and completing the application form please email your entries to soyoungmagazine@gmail.com with the subject ‘SY Illustration Comp’ followed by your name and title of your entry.

You will receive an application form by email within 24 hours to the email address provided.

Please send your files as a JPEG or PDF (no files over 10MB)

Good Luck!

So Young