Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators



Portfolio Showcase

Our annual Winter 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

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

-The fee for the Portfolio Showcase is $75.00.

-Once you have registered for Portfolio Showcase you may upload your art HERE.

-If you need assistance, please email no later than January 28.

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

-Our panel of industry judges will view your images on January 31 so make sure your images are uploaded by the January 30 deadline.



-GRAND PRIZE: Free admission to the next large-scale virtual event put on by SCBWI headquarters, and meetings with three art directors (in person or via Zoom, whichever is appropriate at that time).

-Two Honor recipients will win a phone conversation or Zoom meeting with an art director to discuss your work and career.

-The showcase winner and honor recipients will be announced live on Zoom at the Winter Conference Farewell on Sunday, February 13, 2022.



Judging Criteria

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

-Children’s book publishing appropriateness.

-Consistency of a strong illustrative “voice” throughout.

-Fresh and unique styles.


SCBWI reserves the right not to award any prizes at its sole discretion.