Writers & Illustrators Day Contest for Illustrators

About Writers & Illustrators Day

Illustrator Contest Rules
Included in your registration is the option to enter a themed illustration contest. You must mark your intent when you sign up for Writers & Illustrators Day and be present to receive a prize.

Artwork submitted must be printed no larger than 8.5” x 11” and turned in at registration on the day of the event. No originals will be accepted.

Illustrators may enter one or both sections of the contest:

Prizes will be awarded to winners in each section.

You may also bring one stack (50-100) of business cards OR art sample postcards, 3″x5″ or smaller.


Paid Portfolio Review Submissions Guidelines
For an additional fee of $45, illustrators will receive a portfolio review from one of our off-site Art Directors:

Karina Granda, Senior Art Director at Little, Brown Books For Young Readers
Denise Cronin, V.P. / Art Director at Viking

The portfolio must be in pdf format of less than 25 mb and contain no more than 10 images with a one line description of topic. It must be received by the illustrator liaison no later than December 31. A written evaluation will be given to the artist on the day of the event.

Further submission details will be emailed after registration.