SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Announcing the Tomie dePaola Winners

 
 
This year's contest was a bit different. Tomie broke the competition into two parts. 
 
The first part can be viewed here
 
Semi-Finalists were given the following assignment:
 
Illustrate the passage:

     The things on the table were telling BLIN, “The journey must begin!”

     Happily, BLIN would not be alone.

     Friends of all sorts are always welcome.

     But, where would it start?                                     

     Where would it end?

(BLIN is the “main character” of the story.) 

ONE illustration, in any media – full-color or black-and-white – any size, or dimension, but not exceeding 11” x 14”.

 

We are thrilled to announce the winner and six runners-up!

 

WINNER:

Lisa Mundorff

Winner_LMundorffLisa wins travel, hotel, and tuition to the 2015 New York Winter Conference, where her winning piece will be displayed at the Portfolio Showcase.

 

FIRST PLACE RUNNERS-UP:

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Adrienne Wright Anni Matsick

 

SECOND PLACE RUNNERS-UP: 

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Sanne Dufft Cheryl Pilgrim

 

THIRD PLACE RUNNERS-UP:

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Santiago Casares  Lisa Cinelli

 

SCBWI would like to thank Tomie dePaola for his continued devotion of time and effort to this great award, as well as to all the illustrators who submitted their work. If you have questions about the award, contact Sarah Baker at sarahbaker@scbwi.org. Stay tuned for an announcement about the next Tomie dePaola award on our website in the next couple of months.