Wednesday, July 12, 2017

News!! SCBWI Portfolio Awards!!

This weekend was the 26th annual SCBWI Conference in Los Angeles!! It is always an amazing and exhausting time, filled with inspiring speeches, interesting workshops, and spending time with new and old friends. It's also when the bi-annual portfolio awards are given, and this year all THREE honor awards went to KidLitArtists!!!


© Andy Musser

And brand new mentees Shannon McNeill
© Shannon McNeill

You'll be hearing more from Shannon and Irena, along with the other new mentees Heidi Woodward SheffieldAlexandra ThompsonDiandra Mae, and Amber Alvarez in interviews later this year.

Woohoo KidLitArtists!!! Other mentees have won portfolio awards in the past, too (the judging is completely separate from the mentorship program, just so you know!), and you can see some of the winning portfolios here:

Eliza Wheeler - Grand Prize SCBWI LA 2011
Juana Martinez-Neal - Grand Prize SCBWI LA 2012
Andrea Offermann - Grand Prize SCBWI NY 2013

Jen Betton wrote and illustrated HEDGEHOG NEEDS A HUG (Penguin-Putnam) coming in summer 2018, and illustrated TWILIGHT CHANT by Holly Thompson (Clarion-HMH) coming spring 2018.
You can find her here:

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