SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Liz Conrad Illustration Award

 

 

Liz Conrad
May 21, 1954 – August 26, 2009

Click here to learn more about Liz Conrad

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Watch the Live Premier of the interview with our 2021 Liz Conrad Awardee!

Premiers at 12:00 PM on Saturday, April 24, 2021

CLICK HERE:  https://youtu.be/4QrHIOgBwrY

 

JUDGE:  Laura Freeman 

https://lfreemanart.com/

Originally from New York City, Laura now lives in Atlanta with her husband and their two children. She received her BFA from the School of Visual Arts and began her career working for various editorial clients. She has illustrated over twenty children’s books, including the Nikki & Deja series by Karen English. In addition to illustrating books and editorial content, Laura makes art for licensed products including rugs, dishes and garden flags.

ANNUAL APPLICATION PERIOD  November 15th – January 15th
Application Period Reopens on November 15, 2021
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APPLICANTS SHALL CREATE ONE (1) DOUBLE PAGE SPREAD RELATED TO THIS PROMPT: Anansi and the Turtle

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:
  • One-year free SCBWI Membership
  • 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. Applications may be submitted beginning November 15th of each year. The deadline for submissions is January 15th.

APPLICANTS SHALL CREATE ONE (1) DOUBLE PAGE SPREAD RELATED TO THIS PROMPT:
Anansi and The Turtle

CLICK LINK BELOW TO READ THE STORY: Anansi and the Turtle

 

If you have any questions please email  Southern Breeze Illustrator Coordinator

 

(Click on their artwork to see the websites)

The 2020 Liz Conrad Awardee is:

REBECCA GUNN 

Congratulations!!!

Visit her website: https://www.rebeccagunn.com/

 

 

PAST AWARDEES 

2019 Liz Conrad Awardee – Chasity Hampton

Interview with 2019 Liz Conrad Awardee – Chasity Hampton

 

2019 Liz Conrad Honoree – Michelle Hazelwood

 

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