CCA's Illustration Program has given rise to many award-winning illustrators among its students, faculty, and alumni.

Just in the last five years alone, an impressive array of CCA illustrators have been recognized and honored in national illustration competitions.

This page highlights those talented, award-winning CCA artists.

National Illustration Competitions

View awarded CCA artists by competition:

Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship
Society of Illustrators
American Illustration
Communication Arts

Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Competition

Over a hundred works are chosen from more than 5,000 entries submitted by professors of college-level students nationwide. Being selected in this competition is a enormous honor and can help propel budding careers forward.

The jury of professionals, including illustrators and art directors, selects the most outstanding works based on quality of technique, concept, and skill of medium used.

About 25 of the winning entries are also awarded a scholarship, which are given out at the opening reception of the Student Scholarship Exhibition, held in the gallery of the Museum of American Illustration at the New York Society of Illustrators.

2012

View the winners gallery at the 2012 Student Scholarship Competition website

Afu Chan (2013)
Monica Garwood (2012): $500 scholarship, in memory of former Illustration chair Dugald Stermer
Jeff Gomez (2013)
Christina Jung (2013)
Caitlin Ng (2013)
Maggie Olson (2012)
Sara Sydnor (2012)
Jenna Trost (2012): $1000 scholarship (in honor of John Klammer)

2011

View the winners gallery at the 2011 Student Scholarship Competition website

Catalina Bastias
Christina Jung (2013)
Nicole Gervacio (2011): $1,000 -- The Shrunkenheadman Scholarship
Yina Kim (2011)
Alex Morawski (2011)
Denise Nadal (2011): $1,000 scholarship -- Bialkin Family Foundation
Jonathan Stagnaro (2012)
Michael Thurston (2014)

2010

View the winners gallery at the 2010 Student Scholarship Competition website

Dustin Boudreau (2010)
Alija Craycroft (2010)
Alyssa Deville (2010): $500 scholarship -- FICA
Marian Dilan (2010): $1,000 scholarship -- Dan Adel Award
Danielle Gray (2010)
Kevin Wada (2010)

2009

View the winners gallery at the 2009 Student Scholarship Competition website

Jessica Che (2009)

2008

View winners gallery at the 2008 Student Scholarship Competition website

Ashley Benham (2008)

Society of Illustrators Annual Competition

The New York Society of Illustrators Annual Exhibition recognizes the top achievements within the field of Illustration, featuring over 400 pieces from artists worldwide.

Thousands of entries are considered by a jury of professionals, which includes renowned illustrators, art directors, and designers. Original artworks are exhibited at the Museum of American Illustration at the New York Society of Illustrators.

All winning entries are reproduced in book format, printed annually.

Issue 53 (2011)

Faculty
Robert Hunt
Caitlin Kuhwald (2002)
Adam McCauley
Owen Smith

Issue 52 (2010)

Alumni
Jorge Mascarenhas (2004)
Zachariah O’Hora (2002)

Faculty
Adam McCauley
Owen Smith

Issue 51 (2009)

Alumni
Jorge Mascarenhas (2004)
Zachariah O’Hora (2002)

Faculty
Adam McCauley
Owen Smith

American Illustration Annual Competition

The American Illustration annual competition has a reputation of representing the most cutting-edge artwork in today's print and digital media.

A panel of art and design professionals juries the more than 8,000 entries and selects several hundreds of artworks to be reproduced in a beautifully designed volume.

Issue 31 (2012)

Adam McCauley
John Hersey
Chris Koehler (BFA 2004)

Issue 30 (2011)

John Hersey
Adam McCauley

Issue 29 (2010)

Robert Hunt
Adam McCauley
Owen Smith

Issue 28 (2009)

John Hersey
Adam McCauley
Owen Smith

Student Award
Jackson Falor-Ward

Issue 27 (2008)

Caitlin Kuhwald (BFA 2002)
Adam McCauley
Owen Smith

Issue 26 (2007)

John Hersey
Caitlin Kuhwald (BFA 2002)
Adam McCauley
Owen Smith
Jasper Wong (2006)

Communication Arts, Illustration Annual

A distinguished jury of designers and art directors selects over a hundred award-winning images from several thousand entries for their creative excellence.

The annual competition highlights fresh, outstanding illustration in the following categories: editorial, advertising, animation, books, institutional, for sale, self promotion, and unpublished.

2012

Tony Huynh (2008)
Owen Smith

2011

Chris Koehler (BFA 2004)

2010

Zachariah O’Hora (2002)
Adam McCauley
Owen Smith

2009

Jorge Mascarenhas (2004)
Justin Gabbard (2004)

2008

Jorge Mascarenhas (2004)
Justin Gabbard (2004)