The Southern Breeze Annual Contests offer our members a focused audience with top professionals in the industry. This unique opportunity spawns excitement each year as Breezers put their knowledge and talents to the test. Manuscripts are critiqued and fine tuned until typed words become eclipsed by story. Creative possibilities for 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. We hope contest submissions will receive comments from the judges that will help nurture and strengthen our members.
Each year we look forward to announcing the judge’s winning choices at our fall conference. Friends, associates, and critique group buddies enthusiastically celebrate each other’s successes.
Watching dreams unfold as some of the winning submissions have risen to contracts, and become published books, energizes each of our ambitious goals. 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, Kathleen, and Heather
Claudia Pearson, Kathleen Bradshaw & Heather L. Montgomery
Regional Advisors & Assistant RA
Southern Breeze Region (Alabama, Georgia, Florida-Panhandle)
Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators