Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Liz Conrad Illustration Award



Liz Conrad
May 21, 1954 – August 26, 2009


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JUDGE:  Anne Moore Armstrong, The Bright Agency

APPLY  November 15th – January 1, 2019
Please use email subject:  LIZ CONRAD 2019
In honor of our dear friend, Liz Conrad, who created many wonderful children’s books, the Southern Breeze chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators has established a merit based Award for our regional illustrators. This award is now the only contest offered to our illustrators as we have moved to a single regional conference each year.
The Liz Conrad Award will be given to one promising illustrator in the children’s book field and will provide:
  • Free attendance at our Illustrators’ Day/Illustrator’s Intensive
  • Free attendance at our annual Conference
  • Review comments from the Judge determining the recipient of the Award.
This Award is open to Southern Breeze SCBWI members only and is an impressive honor to add to one’s resume. If you would like to apply email your application and submission to Applications may be submitted beginning November 15 of each year. The deadline for submissions is January 1st.  Please use email subject:  LIZ CONRAD 2019

Click Here to Download the Application



Anne Moore Armstrong, The Bright Agency

Curating a boutique list of artists who illustrate picture books, young fiction and YA covers, Anne specializes in trade children’s book publishing, having worked in the industry for over 20 years at Little, Brown and Candlewick Press as a book designer and art buyer. Anne is visually adept in helping clients find an artist who can meet both their esthetic needs and printer deadlines. She continuously develops her artists’ portfolios building upon their strengths and looks for new talent who she can mentor into strong children’s book professionals.




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• A color copy of your artwork as a jpg attached to your email

• A brief bio including your educational background and interest in pursuing a career in the
children’s book industry (no more than a one page letter).

Email your application to the Southern Breeze Illustrator Coordinator

2018 Liz Conrad Awardee – Laura Moss

“Little Girl. Big Feat.”

2018 Liz Conrad Runner-Up – Melissa Schultz-Jones

2018 Liz Conrad Honoree – Shannon Day

2017 Liz Conrad Awardee – Jason Bradley Rollins


2016 Liz Conrad Awardee – Narges Jafari

Narges Jafari_A rainy story

A Rainy Story

Metro Monster

Metro Monster

Little Ben