SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

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YOU MAY ONLY DISPLAY YOUR PORTFOLIO IN THE SHOWCASE IF YOU HAVE PRE-REGISTERED

REGISTRATION IS AT CAPACITY AND IS NOW CLOSED

THERE WILL BE NO WALK-IN REGISTRATION FOR THE SHOWCASE

ALL ATTENDEES WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO DISPLAY THEIR WORK FOR CONFERENCE ATTENDEES AT THE ART BROWSE ON SATURDAY (for more details contact Sarah Baker at sarahbaker@scbwi.org)

The Portfolio Showcase is a favorite feature of the pre-conference Intensive for Illustrators. This unique opportunity to have your work viewed by the top children's literature professionals is open only to SCBWI members only.

On Friday, February 21, there will be a private viewing of our exhibition of portfolios for over two hundred specially invited art directors, editors, and agents from children’s publishing. A jury of industry professionals will select a winner and runners up. The Grand Prize Winner and Honor Award Winners will receive cash prizes, publicity and a spread in Picture Book.

The Portfolio Showcase is a fantastic opportunity for the illustrators who attend the Illustrator’s Intensive to have a private showcase of their work for members of the publishing community. Following the private (and juried) portion of this event, the Portfolio Showcase will be open for viewing to all Illustrator Intensive participants from 9pm-10pm.

The eligibility to display your work in this private exhibition is included in the registration for the pre-conference Illustrator Intensive. Other illustrators who are full-time conference attendees and SCBWI members may participate in the Showcase for a $50 fee. Below are the details and guidelines for all participants.

PORTFOLIO SHOWCASE GUIDELINES

What to exhibit:

Portfolio, Promo Postcards, Dummy (optional)

Portfolio:

-Standard formats only

-Only one (1) portfolio permitted.  

-Size: up to 14” width & height, depth proportional to a flat portfolio within the above proportions.

-Length: 12–15 pages suggested

-Portfolios must contain the participant’s own artwork.

Please make sure your name is included in your portfolio.

Promo Postcards:

-To be placed by your portfolio.

-Amount: up to 100 suggested.

-Size: up to 5 x 7 inches.

Please include your name and contact information.

Dummy: (Mockup Book)

The Dummy may or may not be your own writing.  Please do give credit where credit is due. The Dummy is simply an opportunity to display your awareness and ability to create a children’s book. It is optional and is not a requirement.

-Can be in addition to your portfolio, NOT instead of a portfolio

-Amount:  Only one (1) Dummy permitted.

-Securely attached to your portfolio. (String or ribbon suggested)

Please note what is not permitted:

The following will disqualify your portfolio from judging. Disqualified portfolios will still be displayed but placed on a back table:

Oversized portfolios (whether in length, depth or width)

Non-secured portfolio (images not securely attached to portfolio)

Original art

Framed art

Published books

3-dimensional art

Easels, stands or props of any kind

Portfolios in unusual novelty formats, such as boxes

Drop Off and Pick Up

All portfolios must be dropped off on Friday, February 21, between 12:00pm and 1:45pm at the Manhattan Ballroom on the lobby level of the Hyatt Grand Central hotel. Portfolios must be accompanied by a written release (below). You must pick up your portfolio in the Manhattan Ballroom between 9:00pm and 10:00pm on February 21. SCBWI cannot be responsible for any portfolios not picked up by that time.

RELEASE FORM

One More Opportunity

On Saturday, February 22 we will have tables for you to display your work. You may use this time to meet your fellow attendees and show off your beautiful art.

Questions?

Please email Priscilla Burris, SCBWI National Illustrator Coordinator & Advisor.