SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Work-in-Progress Awards (Don Freeman Grant)

 

  • Open from March 15 to April 15.
  • Requirements for published illustrators: A rough picture book dummy that includes the entire text of the story, fully illustrated with sketches, and two finished illustrations in place (Not separately or at the end). The dummy should show your ability to convey the mood of the story, show action, illuminate characterization and indicate an understanding of story pacing.
  • Requirements for pre-published illustrators: Ten finished illustrations that would make a suitable portfolio presentation expressly intended for children’s picture books. At least 8 illustrations must be in color. Images provided should represent your personal illustration style. Or a rough picture book dummy that includes the entire text of the story, fully illustrated with sketches, and two finished illustrations in place (Not seperately or at the end). The dummy should show your ability to convey the mood of the story, show action, illuminate characterization and indicate an understanding of story pacing. 
  • Submit ONE of the above as a single PDF titled with your name. The naming format is as follows: first name_last name.pdf  (We will not accept links to files.)