SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

The Peter Davis Emerging Illustrator Scholarship

The Peter Davis Emerging Illustrator Scholarship – Deadline March 15, 2018

NOTE: Following National guidelines, you are only allowed to apply for one scholarship per calendar year.

NESCBWI will award a scholarship to the 2019 New England conference, in honor of longtime member, Peter Davis. In addition to being a frequent volunteer, he was instrumental in starting our NESCBWI listserve, and another listserve specifically for illustrators.

 

General Guidelines:

* You must be a current/active member of SCBWI and a resident of New England. You do not need to be registered for the 2018 conference to be eligible.

* This scholarship is only open to UNPUBLISHED illustrators. If you have a book under contract that has yet to be published, you are considered published for the purposes of this scholarship.

* The winner of this year’s scholarship will receive free tuition for ONE DAY at the 2019 NESCBWI Conference. The winner will be announced Saturday, April 21, 2018 at the NESCBWI Conference in Springfield.

* All submissions must be e-mailed by Friday, March 15, 2018.

* All submissions are a maximum of 5 images. 5 images on one page counts as 5 images. Additional images will be removed.

* Spot illustrations may be included but no more than two. Each will count as a separate image.

* Past winners are not eligible (so that we may help jumpstart as many illustrators as possible!).

* Presenters at nescbwi18 are not eligible to apply but may apply any subsequent year they are not presenting.

*The scholarship does not cover any other expenses such as editor critiques, hotel or travel.

 

Judging Criteria:

  1. Is the submitted art ready for publishing?
  2. Is there a consistency of quality and style of all the images?
  3. Are the submitted images engaging and appropriate for children (baby – teen)?
  4. All styles are given the same consideration – realistic, abstract, comical, etc.
  5. Only work presented will be considered, not previous work or work that a judge may be familiar with.

 

Submit the following:

* Send up to five images in .pdf format, no larger than 5MB to NorthIC@nescbwi.org. Additional images will be removed.

* All submissions must be e-mailed by Friday, March 15, 2018.

* Your name & contact info should appear on all pages.

 

Please include in your submission:

* Name, address, phone number and e-mail address.

 

Our preferred method of submission is a PDF attachment e-mailed to:

denise.ortakales@gmail.com

 

If you have any questions, please contact denise.ortakales@gmail.com or milanka.reardon@gmail.com.