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Socials and Contests

Connect with fellow conference participants at one or more of the following online socials:


Illustrators’ Social – Live Twitter Chat @SCBWI

Saturday, August 1, 2020

5:00pm-6:00pm (Pacific Daylight Time)

Just because we’re stuck at home doesn’t mean we can’t be together! Join Sarah Baker, SCBWI’s associate executive director, and members of the Illustrators Committee of the SCBWI board of advisors at the first-ever virtual Illustrators’ Social on Twitter. Get informed, get inspired, and spend some time with children’s book illustrators from around the world. Bring your digital promo piece and BYOB!


Equity and Inclusion Social – Live Twitter Chat @SCBWI

Sunday, August 2, 2020

5:00pm-6:00pm (Pacific Daylight Time)

Share and support! Calling all members of marginalized and indigenous communities.
Take part in the Twitter chat with SCBWI’s Equity and Inclusion team to share information, strategies, and goals as creators of books for young readers. Hosted by
@LindaSuePark @realhalseanderson @mstewartscience @Meg_Medina @TeMikaTheArtist @kathleen_ahrens @lclineransome @tcbrown223


LGBTQIA Social – Live on ZOOM

Monday, August 3, 2020

5:00pm-6:00pm (Pacific Daylight Time)

Hosted by SCBWI Team Blog Leader, Lee Wind

Writing or Illustrating lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer, or questioning characters in works for children or teens? Join us for this virtual Safe Space meet up! Hosted by SCBWI Team Blog’s Lee Wind with special guests from the world of Children’s and Teen Literature. Conference registration required. Zoom link will be sent to all conference attendees.


GenNext Social – Live Twitter Chat @SCBWI

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

5:00pm-6:00pm (Pacific Daylight Time)

Are you a Millennial or GenZ creator? Share your goals, ask your most burning questions, and connect with fellow young artists in a Twitter chat just for you.

Hosted by Sarah Diamond, Kiana Martin, Avery Silverberg


Meme Contest:

Laugh the isolation away with a good ol’ meme. Show us your best take on the phrase BLOCKING THE (CREATIVE) BLOCKwith the tag #SCBWIHowDoYouMeme and get ready to laugh along with the rest of the community. A winner will be chosen, submissions will be featured in a gallery.