The Southern Breeze Annual Contests offer our regional members the opportunity to have their work viewed and read by top professionals in the industry. Before submission, manuscripts are critiqued and fine tuned, illustrations are brainstormed, critiqued, and transformed into adventurous scenes that capture our imaginations.
We’re blessed with a region full of talented members anxious to cultivate their craft, and hope our contests nurture and strengthen their resolve to continue improving and sending out their work. Each entry receives feedback from the judge, making all of those submitting their work "winners" in the process.
The first, second and third place winners, and any honroable mentions designated by the judges, at our fall conference and we enthusiastically celebrate their success. Some of the winning submissions have risen to contracts, and become published books. Of course our highest desire is for it to be difficult to tell who the true winners are…the authors and illustrators, or the children.
With best wishes,
Claudia and Sharon
Claudia Pearson & Sharon Pegram
Regional Advisor & Assistant RA
Southern Breeze Region (Alabama, Georgia, Florida-Panhandle)
Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators