By Tran Dac Trung (Vietnam, based in Singapore) for afccSKETCH 2016
By Tran Dac Trung (Vietnam, based in Singapore) for afccSKETCH 2016

Our popular online illustration contest is back!

This year’s theme revolves around: food, fantasy and Indonesia.

Submit an illustration inspired by these three keywords (you may refer to one word, or all three), and stand to win full passes to the Writers & Illustrators Conference!

Submissions Closed!

This year, we received 73 submissions from 15 countries for afccSKETCH 2017. VOTE for your favourite artwork by simply ‘liking’ or 'hearting' the photo in this album, from 17 April - 1 May 2017! 

Vote online!

Rules & Guidelines

  • Submissions will be judged on skill, aesthetic quality, and creative interpretation of the theme.
  • Submission deadline has been extended to 24 March 2017 (from 15 March 2017)
  • Email your submissions to [email protected]. Include your full name, age, and country of origin.
  • You should receive an email confirmation of your submission within three working days of your submission. If you did not receive this, please re-send and call Mabel @ +65 6848 8291. Otherwise, the entry will be deemed as non-existent, and the organiser will not be responsible for missing entries.  
  • Illustrations must be drawn specially for afccSKETCH 2017, and must not have been previously published or submitted for other competitions. We accept both hand-drawn and digital artworks, from all around the world.
  • As the winning entries may be printed for display at the AFCC 2017 Books Illustrators Gallery, please send us high-res PDF/TIFF copies of your illustrations (no larger than A4-size).
  • You may submit up to two entries for consideration.
  • Online voting period (on AFCC’s Facebook page): 17 April – 1 May 2017
  • Announcement of winners: 8 May 2017

Terms & Conditions

  • By submitting your entries, you give the organisers the right to use your illustration for all non-commercial and promotional AFCC and NBDCS online and printed collaterals. In such an occurrence, the artist will be informed, and the illustration will fully credited with the name of the artist. 
  • The organisers reserve the right to reject submissions containing sensitive or inappropriate content.
  • If you have already purchased your tickets, and subsequently submit an entry for afccSKETCH, the organiser is unfortunately unable to provide any retroactive refunds.


1x Judges’ Choice: A full 3-day Writers and Illustrators Conference pass (worth $350)
3x Voters’ Choice: A full 3-day Writers and Illustrators Conference pass (worth $350)

View all 2016 Submissions