The Southern Breeze Region of SCBWI offers our regional members the opportunity to have their work viewed and read by top professionals in the industry. Entry is FREE, and feedback is provided to as many entries as possible.
Please note that we have shifted from a contest format requiring the creation of new work by our illustrators to an enhanced Liz Conrad Award which is based on the submission of work from illustrator portfolios only. (Information about the 2016 contest and winners can be found here.) The dates for submitting an application for consideration for the LC Award are between November 15 and January 15. Please see the Liz Conrad Award page for more details.
The writing contest continues to be open to our members with submissions accepted between June 1 and June 30. The First Place winner receives free tuition to our next regional conference, and the first, second and third place winners of the writing contests, and any honorable mentions designated by the judges, will be announced at the next regional conference.
We enthusiastically celebrate the success of our contest and award winners. 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. We’re blessed with a region full of talented members anxious to cultivate their craft, and hope these opportunities nurture and strengthen their resolve to continue improving and sending out their work.