Below is last year's cover featuring art by Sam Weber.
I haven't entered work in one of these since I graduated but I think this year is the year.The deadline for submitting work to American Illustration has been extended until this Wednesday March 9th. Here's a little blurb about it from the website:
American Illustration and American Photography the award winning, large-format, beautifully designed and printed hardcover annuals offer high visibility and recognition where it matters most. Both are the exclusive source for assignment and commissioned work by many top art directors, designers, photo editors and art buyers.
When you enter the AI-AP Call For Entries, your work is seen by a jury made up exclusively of top creative professionals who assign and utilize photography and illustration, including art directors, designers, photo editors, art buyers, gallerists, editors and publishers. Those who can hire you, regardless of whether or not your work is selected, will see your work.Selected images appear in the hardcover books, one-image-per-page with an index that includes all creative credits and contact information. Books are distributed worldwide through retail outlets and through direct mail order.