Sponsored by
Southern Breeze SCBWI

Open to region members and conference attendees – submissions accepted only in the month of June

The Southern Breeze Annual Contests offer our regional members and conference attendees the opportunity to have their work viewed and read by top professionals in the industry.

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 on a judging form, making all of those submitting their work "winners" in the process.

The first, second and third place winners, and any honorable 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


Congratulations to the winners of

SCBWI Southern Breeze’s 2015 Writing Contest!

Illustrated Fiction and Nonfiction category:

1st place: The Rattler by Richard Gnann

2nd place: The Fairest of the Mall by Sherri Dillard

3rd place: The Wish Sweepers by Bernadette Lambert

Honorable mentions: Relax, Gertrude by Dana Edwards; Hole, Hole, Hidey-Hole by Heather Montgomery; This Bites: A Field Guide to Monsters by Kim Osborn Sullivan; Niko the Inventor Saves the Day by Lisa Lynn Bates


Middle Grade Novels category

1st place: Matzoh Balls and Moon Pies by Randi Sonenshine

2nd place: Trouble at Rattlesnake Island by Krista Russell

3rd place: The Underground Mystics by Maggie Larche

Honorable mentions: Katherine and Henry by Randa Sansing and One Good Eye by Cathy Hall

Young Adult Novels category:

1st place: Blood at the Root by Tay Berryhill

2nd place: The Other Truth by Emma Bowers Stephens

3rd place: By Hands Unknown by Kristine Anderson

Honorable mention: DLA: A Newsletter by Randi Pink



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Thank you to everyone who entered, and please mark your calendars for next year’s contest,

open for submissions June 1-June 30, 2016.