Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Illustrator’s Corner

Banner Contest!

Hey Illustrators! It’s time for SCBWI: North Texas to have a new website banner, and we need YOU!

Winner of the contest will receive a $50 commission for a 1024 x 216px banner which will appear on our regional website in 2020. A gallery of the entries will appear in the Illustrator’s Corner section of our website, and runner’s up will have their sketches featured on the SCBWI Instagram.


To enter, send the following to

-A concept sketch for the new SCBWI: North Texas website banner, appropriate for the 1024 x 216px final size

-A link to an online portfolio, or three examples of your finished work.


The banner can be themed to Texas, books, kids, imagination – whatever says SCBWI: North Texas to you!

Banners must contain the text “SCBWI North Texas” at a readable size and involve a kite motif somewhere in the image (it can just be part of the title text, or you can incorporate it into the illustration.)

Final artwork for the banner will be 1024 x 216px

Some samples of SCBWI banners:

Deadline for entries is September 16th

We can’t wait to see what you fabulous artists come up with!


Illustator Socials – Second Saturdays: Check the calendar to find more information about our monthly meet up!


Sketch Crawls

National Prompt – DRAW THIS 

Want to get into the “Insights” newsletter and be seen by SCBWI members? Here’s the new easy way to showcase your art: We want your Snaps! Tag us on Twitter/Instagram/ Facebook with pictures relating to kids or kids books. Funny, touching, interesting, revealing, you get the idea. Use #scbwitribeshare and we’ll choose new snaps each month to share.


Don’t forget to check out the main SCBWI illustrator page for submission guidelines for some of the awards and grants that the SCBWI offers members.