SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Writers & Illustrators Day Contest for Illustrators 2017

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The first place winner in each category received free tuition to next year’s Writers & Illustrators Day (or equivalent event). All winners received gift certificates to the event bookstore.

Winners: Black & White Illustration

Prompt: “This was the last chance and Pat was going to take it.”

First place by J.R. Krause

J.R. Krause has worked on many popular animated television shows, and partners with his wife Maria Chua to write and illustrate their bilingual children’s picture books featuring Poco Loco. www.jrkrause.com


Second Place by Laura Belevica

Latvian artist, architect, illustrator and storyteller, Laura Belevica, is now based in Los Angeles after a decade living and working in Shenzhen, China.


People’s Choice by Molly Ruttan

Molly Ruttan, a freelance graphic designer and illustrator, as well as mother and musician, won SCBWI’s illustration mentorship in 2015. www.mollyruttan.com


Winners: Color Illustration

Prompt: “Don’t bring Lulu.”

First place by J.R. Krause

Yes, J.R. Krause won first place in both categories! In case you missed it above, he has worked on many popular animated television shows, and partners with his wife Maria Chua to write and illustrate their bilingual children’s picture books featuring Poco Loco. www.jrkrause.com


Second Place and People’s Choice by Tony Piedra

With nine years of experience animating films at Pixar, Tony Piedra turns his talent toward children’s literature with the release of his debut picture book, The Greatest Adventure (Fall 2018). www.tonypiedrastudio.com