Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Call for Submissions for 2020 Spring Conference Logo Illustrator

New England SCBWI is looking for an illustrator for our 2020 Spring Conference, their work to be featured on most conference materials. This will be a piece of art created specifically (no existing artwork) for the conference theme.

Must be a current member of New England SCBWI (Join before submitting, if you are not!)
All membership levels eligible—PAL, self-published, unpublished and student
Must have a suitable body of work.

One full color illustration, and perhaps several spots if appropriate. You will be art directed by a member of the regional team and/or conference director, so please expect to make some changes.
Payment will be one free admission to the conference for the weekend, May1-3, 2020. Travel, room, board and other expenses, like critiques, would be your responsibility. You would also have the chance to sign books if you are published.
NESCBWI is asking for first publication rights for a period extending two months after the conference, for all promotional purposes including web and email, conference signage and paperwork.
Copyright remains with the artist as do all other rights not granted to NESCBWI. The artist may do whatever they like with their image (show in their portfolio, license, sell posters, etc.) after the contracted period. (It will be the artist’s responsibility to register the copyright, if desired.)
All finished art is to be supplied to NESCBWI digitally. If you work traditionally, you will be responsible for scanning.
Final art will be due 11/20/2019 with various deadlines prior to that. Do not submit if you are unable to complete the work in that time frame, or have other commitments.
NESCBWI is not bound or required to choose an artist based on submissions.

How to Submit:
Send an email to with a link to your website, or a dropbox folder. Theme doesn’t matter yet. We’re looking at style.
OR attach a .pdf no larger than 3MB with your six best images.
Deadline for submission is August 9th. A decision will be made, and the chosen illustrator notified by August 28th.
Best of luck to everyone!