Regional Contests

The Los Angeles region honors and promotes the work of its writers and illustrators by offering several annual contests. Entry is free. Competing can help you gauge the level of your work and winning can help move you toward publication.

SCBWI-L.A. may introduce new contests and/or change existing contests at any time. Currently, the region offers the following:

Writers & Illustrators Day – 2/25/17:

Writers Contest (open 10/27/16 – 12/8/16)
Illustrators Contest (open 2/25/17)

Mentor Contest (open 1/3/17 – 2/14/17)

Sue Alexander Grant (open 3/1/17 – 5/10/17)

Rule change for writers as of 9/1/2016:
First-place winning manuscripts in any SCBWI-L.A. contest may not be entered in any subsequent SCBWI-L.A. contest.

Judging & Awards