Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Writers Day 2020 Illustration Contest

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For Illustrators
Enter the Art Display / Contest to Have Your Work Seen by Attending Agents and Editors!


The contest/display is free to enter, but you must be registered for Writers Day 2020.
Artwork may be black and white or color, vertical or horizontal, and suitable for a picture book, chapter book, or middle grade novel.
No originals will be accepted. Artwork submitted must be printed NO larger than 9”x12” and turned in on the day of the event at registration.
Please put your name on the back of your illustration.
Submitted art must be based on one of the following prompts. You may enter art for one or both prompts. Enter only one illustration per prompt:

PROMPT 1: “There wasn’t quite enough to go around”
PROMPT 2: “It was a terrible idea, but everyone was enthusiastic anyway”

Display space is limited, so sign up early.

Even if you don’t enter the contest, illustrators may bring one stack (50-100) of sample postcards (3×5 or smaller) OR business cards for the promotional table.

Winners will be chosen for each prompt. You must be present to win.