From Kimberly, Ashley, Eliza, John, Andrea and Debbie:
THANK YOU. We're honored to have been selected, especially considering the level of talent in the rest of the 2010 SCBWI Illustrator Portfolio Showcase participants.
Thank you so much to the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators for hosting and supporting the event, and for launching theMentorship Awards Program. It's not surprising that so many authors and illustrators credit their start to the SCBWI.
Special thanks to our six Mentors: Priscilla Burris, Pat Cummings, David Diaz, Rubin Pfeffer, Bridget Strevens-Marzo and Cecilia Yung. We know you're all busy professionals with projects of your own, and the fact that you're taking the time to help us improve our portfolios and give us career advice means a great deal.
We can't wait to take what we learned during our sessions with each of you and start incorporating it into our work.
Thank you for believing in us. We plan to make you proud.
With the deepest gratitude,
The 2010 Winners of the SCBWI Mentorship Program:
Debbie Ridpath Ohi