Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

SCBWI Announces The Narrative Art Award


LOS ANGELES, FEBRUARY 14, 2017 – Starting in 2017, the Tomie dePaola Award will become the Narrative Art Award. A rotating panel of judges from the SCBWI Board of Advisors will provide an assignment and will judge the submissions each year. 

The assignment will always require three images, in the format of panels, to show sequence and narrative. The theme and specific assignment will change each year. The prize will continue to be a trip to the SCBWI New York Winter conference, with tuition, travel and hotel included. The winning piece will be displayed during the New York VIP Party and Portfolio Showcase. SCBWI will also continue to have an online gallery displaying the submissions to the award for anyone who wants to participate. 
The first assignment of the Narrative Art Award will be announced in July 2017, submissions will be due in September, with the winner announced in November. The winner will attend the SCBWI 2018 Winter Conference.  

For more details and application procedures see the Grants and Awards section of the SCBWI website