Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators



Our annual Summer Portfolio Showcase is a career-launching opportunity for illustrators! This  juried showcase is a terrific way to get your illustrations in front of the top publishing professionals working today.

This year’s format will be a three-image portfolio, with links to your SCBWI Illustrator Gallery and your personal website.


Submission Information

1. Only current SCBWI members may register for the Portfolio Showcase.

2. The fee for the Portfolio Showcase is $75.00.

3. Once you have registered  and are ready to submit your images, please click HERE to access the submission form.

4. Make sure to indicate whether you are agented or unagented in the submission form.

5. If you need assistance, please email no later than July 30.

The deadline to upload your images is July 30, 2022 at 11:59pm.



1. GRAND PRIZE: Free admission to the next large-scale virtual event put on by SCBWI headquarters, meetings with two industry professionals (art directors, editors, or agents) via Zoom. Two Grand Prize winners will be selected–one agented, one unagented. 

2. HONOR PRIZE: One Zoom meeting with an industry professional (art director, editor, or agent) to discuss your work and career. Two Honor winners will be selected–one agented, one unagented. 

3. The showcase winners and honor recipients will be announced live on Zoom at the Summer Conference Farewell on Sunday, August 7.


Judging Criteria

Portfolios are judged as a whole, not on any individual image. The judges are looking for:

  1. Children’s book publishing appropriateness.
  2. Consistency of a strong illustrative “voice” throughout.
  3. Fresh and unique styles.
  4. SCBWI reserves the right not to award any prizes at its sole discretion.