Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Draw This!

Draw This! is a monthly art prompt that is part of SCBWI INSIGHT. Members have the opportunity each month to show their artwork in the online gallery and two winning pieces are featured in the Insight email, the homepage of the website, and on all SCBWI social media. The online gallery is open to public viewing, so agents, art directors, and editors have yet another way of finding our illustrators. 

SCBWI reserves the right not to confer this contest in any given month. See complete contest rules Here.



The JULY 2020 Draw This! prompt word is NIGHT SOUNDS.


Deadline for the monthly Draw This! is the 20th of each month.
(Turn a submission in by JULY 20th to be included in the next gallery)

TIP:  Tweet, Facebook and Instagram your submissions! Tag your art #scbwidrawthis
(this is not how you submit your art, it’s just an extra way to promote your work)

TIP:  Once the gallery is live each month, find your entry and write your website or blog address in the comment section.

The Draw This! guidelines are different from our Bulletin art submission guidelines, so please read carefully.



•You must be a current SCBWI member to submit to Draw This!
•Artwork must be inspired by the prompt word in some way
•Art may be black & white, grayscale or RGB color
•File resolution must be 72 dpi
•Jpegs only
•No image dimensions larger than 8.5″ x 11″ (or 11″ x 8.5″)
•Vignettes, line art, and full bleed art are welcome
•File must be titled as follows:  Prompt word_First name_Last name.jpg (Bounce_Sarah_Baker.jpg)
•Each member may only submit one entry per prompt word
•Put “Prompt word Draw This” in the subject line
•Email your file as an attachment, NOT in the body of the email, to:

**Failure to follow these guidelines will result in exclusion from the online gallery. For questions, write to

**Due to the high number of submissions, we cannot send a confirmation e-mail for every submission. If you do not see your art in the gallery on the first of the month, email to inquire.