How to Enter
In order to apply for the mentoring scheme, illustrators must qualify for our entrance requirements:
• Add applicants must have been born, educated or live in Scotland
• Applicants must have an art or design degree or qualification (or be graduating in summer 2012)
• Illustrators might already be published or design cards and stationery
• The scheme is not open to continuing students. You are eligible to enter if you are graduating in summer 2012, but you cannot enter if you are enrolled in further or continuing education for the session 2012/13. We hope the scheme will run in future years so current students can apply then.
Entries must be received by 1st June 2012
There is a £5 entry fee. Please note that your entry will not be considered if we have not received this fee. Once you have submitted your entry via the entry form you must then pay the fee.
- One double page spread (in colour)
- One three-page sequence of events. This sequence should demonstrate character, continuity and emotion.
- You may include a link to your website or blog.
Preparing Your Entry
Note: text can be from any source and should not exceed 50 words. Remember, we are not looking for authors, we are looking for illustrators.
Any illustrator who wishes to be considered for the mentoring scheme should apply for selection via the website.
- All entries should be submitted via our online entry form.
- All entries should be in .pdf or jpg format.
- The double-page spread should be saved in one document, with the three-page sequence in 3 further documents.
- Each of your submitted documents should not be more than 1 megabyte, and the longest dimension should not be more than 2000 pixels.
- Your artwork does not have to be high-resolution at this stage, but you should make sure that it displays well on screen, with no pixellation/artefacting. If using Photoshop you can use ‘Save for web and devices’ to compress your artwork as a .jpg file. Illustrator/InDesign/Acrobat also allow for compression and optimising of artwork when creating .pdf files.
- When naming your files please use this system: SurnameInitial1.jpg, with consecutive numbering for each piece i.e. Catherine Rayner’s double page spread would be RaynerC1.jpg, then her 3 page sequence would be RaynerC2.jpg, RaynerC3.jpg, RaynerC4.jpg.
- Your entry must be entirely your own work. Any copyright issues existing, or arising, are the applicant’s responsibility.
What Happens Next
- During the summer of 2012, a panel of experts will compile of shortlist of candidates.
- Interviews will be held in Edinburgh.
For the interview, each illustrator will be asked to bring their sketch book or roughs to show work in progress and at least 2 finished sample spreads (which should not be the same as those in the initial application).
The Successful Applicants
- The illustrators will be notified by the end of the summer if they have won a place on the mentoring scheme.
- They will then be matched with an appropriate professional
- The mentoring itself will take place from September 2012 – August 2013.