Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

2020 Don Freeman Grant


SCBWI is proud to announce the winners of the 2020 Don Freeman Work-in-Progress Grant, which was created to assist illustrators in the completion of a book dummy or portfolio. 

There were winners in two categories, which were judged separately:

Walker and Percival were chosen from a pool of 150 applicants. They will each receive $1,000 to help them in the completion of an illustration project.

This year’s judges were Christy Ewers from the Cat Agency and Corinna Luyken, author/illustrator and past winner of the Don Freeman Grant. Ewers and Luyken released the following statement about their choices:

It was important to us to find and recognize authors and illustrators who have cultivated a unique voice; one that is authentic to them as a creator. We felt that the two winners of the grant successfully and beautifully honed in on their written and visual voices – which made them both standouts in a pool of immense talent.


Click here to learn more about the Don Freeman Work-in-Progress Grant.