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The 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place winning entries will:
• Be showcased during the current Fall Conference, and the following Spring Conference
• Be featured in the Southern Breeze News and Southern Breeze website
• Be displayed in a “Judges’ Choice’ album at annual conferences, plus . . .
• Receive a Southern Breeze, SCBWI Illustration Contest Award Certificate
1st Place Winner Also Receives
• FREE tuition to the next year's Southern Breeze Fall Conference!
Entries Due Between June 1 – June 30 annually
Open To SCBWI members in the Southern Breeze Region
Eligibile to Win Only unpublished and un-contracted work
Winners Announced At our annual Fall Conference
Illustration Prompt Illustration must interpret: “For Halloween, PJ ________”
SUBMIT YOUR VERY BEST
Every piece of work (illustration or writing) you submit to a professional must be your very best. It will have stiff competition - just look at the art produced by our previous contest winners! Whether you’re submitting your work to a contest (such as this), or for publishing consideration (separate from our contest), first impressions are extremely important. First drafts are rarely masterpieces. Every submission should have been revised, critiqued - by your critique group(s) or professional(s) – and fine-tuned as much as possible. We want our Southern Breezers to achieve their goals. The contest rules listed below are designed to help you succeed. Best of luck to each of you!
(Note: After the contest you should receive a scoring sheet from the judge. Consider the judges' suggestions and go through the revising process again. You could end up with a great piece for your portfolio! Remember, when submitting to a professional for publication consideration, each publishing house has unique needs. Its important to research and follow their specific submission guidelines.)
• Anonymous No names or identifying information on artwork.
• Fill in the Blank Complete the phrase on the front OR back of your illustration, AND on your cover letter.
• Word Limit You may fill in the blank with any word(s) or phrase - up to 10 words - you choose.
• Media Used Write on the back of your entry the type of media used. Open to all media.
• Submit Digital Copy Email (attachment) a high-quality, digital image of your illustration to
Heather Montgomery Assistant Regional Advisor.
• Submit Hard Copies Also send two color copies of one illustration on 8½ -inch by 11-inch, heavyweight, photo-
quality paper. Do not send your original.
All entries must be created proportionate to 8.5 x 11. They may be a portrait or landscape orientation. You can work larger than that, but be sure it's proportionate to that size and submitted at that size.
The submitted entry must be on 8.5 x 11 paper.
Nonconforming entries will not be considered.
• Cover Letter
Includes your name, contact information, and your illustration’s written/completed prompt.
To receive your entry's scoring sheet with judge’s comments, and notification of the list of winners, a #10 envelope with a first class postage stamp must be included with your entry.
Entries are not required to be exclusive submissions, however, entries are required to be original, unpublished, and un-contracted pieces of art. Should an entry become acquired after contest opens for submissions, and before contest winners are announced, that submission becomes disqualified. This allows another deserving Breezer a chance for recognition. After all, receiving a contract typically trumps winning a contest!
In submitting to the contest, illustrators grant permission for artwork to be published - all or in part - at random in the Southern Breeze News, on the SCBWI and Southern Breeze web sites, and/or in promotional materials.
• Artwork Displayed
Winning artwork will be posted on the Southern Breeze website, in the Southern Breeze News, and displayed annually in a Judge's Choice Album. All other hard copies of artwork will be recycled.
• 2 Separate Contests
Each participant may submit one piece of art to the Illustration Contest and one manuscript to the Writing' Contest at the same time -- our writing and illustrating contests are two separate contests. (Do not send, dummies, illustrations or photos to the Writing Contest, nor manuscripts or dummies to the Illustration Contest.)
• Due Date
All entrees must be received by midnight of the due date, regardless of the postmarked date.
• Awards Ceremony
Participants do not have to be present at the WIK conference to win, but it's much more fun if they are!
After formally announcing contest winners during the awards ceremony at the WIK conference, notifications will be emailed