February 19, 2013

Breakthrough Contest 2013 - NO Submission Fees!

For the past 2 years, we have hosted our Breakthrough Contest, a worldwide search for the most talented, young illustrator looking to jump start their career. The first year's winner, Michal Dziekan of Poland, is now a successful illustrator in our group, working for clients such as The Wall Street Journal, TBWA, DDB, etc. Last year's winner, Max Kostenko of Russia, is enjoying a budding successful career in character design, editorial, and advertising. 

The first 2 years, the cost for an illustrator to submit was $25 to $100 (depending on the number of images). We are very happy to announce that this years Breakthrough Contest will have NO SUBMISSION FEES. So any artist from around the globe can submit without paying an entry or processing fee. 

The parameters are now: Under 30 years old with less than 5 years of professional experience, or a student. Submissions will be from 1-5 images, and the prize will be an all expense paid trip to New York City and portfolio reviews by myself, my staff, and industry pros. 

The contest submission window is March 5th to April 1st so stay tuned for more announcements!


  1. Dear Richard Soloman LLC,

    If you were currently 30 years old, having turned 30 in the year 2012, but not turning 31 until June of the year 2013, would you be eligible for the Breakthrough Contest?

    Thank you

  2. Hello Stevie,

    As long as you are 30 years old or under before April 5th, the contest deadline, you are free to enter the contest.

    RSAR Staff

    1. Thank you very much for your response! Looking forward to entering.!