The 2018 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 Collapsing Kingdom by Benjamin Ellefson—Kevin Cannon, Illustrator (Read the review…)

Arnold and Louis, Gold Rush by Harvey Storm (Read the review…)

A Bit of String by Keenan Hopson (Read the review…)


The Soldier Who Was Afraid by J. R. Poulter and D. O. Poulter—Anna Stepien, Illustrator


Lowie Mortem by J. Rene Munz (Read the review…)

Graphic Novel

Sonora Pass by Jaime Olmos—Kevin Nichols, Illustrator (Read the review…)


Wow! What A Trip! by Susan M. Tarrant—Susan Lavalley, Illustrator (Read the review…)

Young Adult

A Raccoon’s Tale by Fran Hodgkins—Donachada Daly, Illustrator

From The Dust by Anastasia Bolinder—Ben Simonson, Illustrator (Read the review…)