I had the honor of being asked to judge the editorial category this year for the Society of Illustrators 55th Annual Exhibition as a last-minute replacement. It was inspiring to see so many amazing illustrations by old and new faces alike. I even took a large list of names of illustrators that I hope to be able to work with one day as an art director for an appropriate project. Judging was an arduous task and there were certainly many deserving illustrations that didn’t make the cut, but the ones that did really excelled. Congrats to everyone who got in and to the gold and silver medal winners. I believe notifications will be sent in the next week or two. And to the ones who didn’t make the cut this year, better luck next time. It really was difficult!