The 2016 Readers’ Favorite Illustration Award recognizes books with quality illustrations. All illustration types are welcome and there are no requirements on how many illustrations you must have to compete for the award. Whether your book is a children’s picture book or an illustrated how-to guide, as long as your book has original illustrated artwork that you either created yourself or had created by an artist, then you can enter your book to compete for this additional award.

The Illustration Award is a separate award, which may be won by its self or in conjunction with a standard Gold, Silver, Bronze, Honorable mention or Finalist award in your primary contest category.

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The Land Without Color

The Land Without Color by Benjamin Elefson—Kevin Cannon, Illustrator (Read the review…)

The Poo Poo Fairy

The Poo Poo Fairy by Mary Harper Dick—Joseph Cowman, Illustrator (Read the review…)

Benjamin Birdies First Flight

Benjamin Birdie’s First Flight by Michael Dotsikas—Morgan Spicer, Illustrator (Read the review…)



Blue Balls

Blue Balls: Parenting is Dirty Business by Sunshine Sweet—Emmi Ojala, Illustrator (Read the review…)

Giants in the Land

The Cavern of Promise by Clark Rich Burbidge (Read the review…)

Graphic Novel

The Great Successor

The Great Successor by Tae Keung Ha—Byeong-seon Choi, Illustrator (Read the review…)

Freedom Within the Heart

Freedom Within The Heart by Mark Mahon—Miguel Caceres, Illustrator (Read the review…)


The Book That Gets Better With Age

The Book That Gets Better With Age by Tim Love (Read the review…)

Pet Logic

Pet Logic by Nicole Birkholzer—Maura Condrick, Illustrator (Read the review…)

Young Adult


Olga by Ted Kelsey—Dillon Samuelson, Illustrator (Read the review…)