Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

SCBWI Spark Awards for 2022


The SCBWI is proud to announce the winners of the 2022 Spark Award, our annual award that recognizes excellence in independent or non-traditional publishing. 


In the Picture Book Category:

WINNER: Little Dune by Lisa Van Der Wielen, illustrated by Alison Mutton

HONOR: Lena and the Dragon by Bethany Walker, illustrated by Rodrigo Cordeiro


In the Books for Older Readers Category:

WINNER: Salmon Survivor by Christian Shane
HONOR: Ugly by Kelly Vincent


The winners will each receive a $1,000 cash prize to promote their new book, and their books will be featured picks in the SCBWI’s upcoming monthly Book Club. 

Check out the February INSIGHT newsletter for more details about each winner and their work.

Click HERE for more information on how to submit to the Spark Award.