The ASA’s Style File is a curated site for illustrators to showcase their work. Originally set up more than 10 years ago, it has become a respected source of high quality illustrators for the Australian publishing community, launching the careers of many well-known Australian illustrators.

Thanks to the support of the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund, the ASA has been given an opportunity to build a fresh new website, designed to reach out as broadly as possible and encourage as many new work opportunities for our illustrators as possible, both locally and internationally.

The new website is currently under construction and is due to launch mid-September.

Exciting new opportunities

  • The new Style File service will include all participants in one International Marketplace each year as part of the annual subscription. The Marketplace invites international agents, publishers and scouts to discover the Australian talent on offer in our membership.
  • A streamlined browsing system which will allow potential employers to find illustrators easily and quickly.
  • A dedicated illustrator mentors’ register offering professional support to emerging and established illustrators alike. (currently being developed)

Submission Process and Requirements:

Key Dates

Open for submissions 1 August 2018

Submissions Close 24 August 2018, 5pm AEST.

New Style File website to launch mid-September

Key Information

In order to ensure that the Style File promotes portfolios of a professional standard, illustrators wishing to be included must submit their work for approval by an expert panel. Applications must meet the Terms and Conditions and be submitted via the online form.

As a special INTRODUCTORY OFFER, we are waiving the $20 entry fee and making it FREE to submit your work to Style File for assessment. You do not need to be an ASA member to submit either, but if your submission is successful you will have to join the ASA and pay an annual Style File subscription fee of $96 (inc GST).

Submission requirements

You must submit 9 images from your portfolio, selecting one specialty and one medium for each image. These categories will determine how the illustrations can be searched on the portfolio website.

The full list of categories can be found in the Terms and Conditions.

The images will be need to be submitted as JPEG or PNG files and have square dimensions with a minimum width and height of 1920 pixels. We recommend keeping the images at or below 72dpi.

You will also be asked to provide a 150-word max. bio and contact information for your Style File portfolio.

I’m ready to submit!

Entries must be submitted via the online entry form on the ASA's website. No paper or email applications will be accepted.


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