Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Event: 2019 Middle of the Map Conference Artwork Contest-OPEN NOW!

Are you an illustrator and SCBWI member looking for fame, fortune, and glory? SCBWI Kansas/Missouri has a contest for you! The 2019 Fall Conference is just around the corner, and we are in need of an illustration for advertising purposes. We are accepting submissions now through July 15th.   The winner will be notified by the 1st of August, and will receive free tuition to the 2019 Kansas/Missouri Fall Conference on November 1, 2019.


Submit a 350dpi .jpg of an 8” x 10” original illustration focusing on the conference theme: Middle of the Map. Hand drawn type is encouraged but isn’t necessary! If you choose to hand letter your submission, include the following type: Middle of the Map, Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Kansas/Missouri Fall Conference, November 1, 2019. If you do not wish to hand letter your submission, please do not include the type, but leave space for it.


The illustration must be original, created by you.


Please submit your entry as an email attachment to Robin Schuberth at Submission files should be labeled with your name (eg: sam_doe.jpg).


Your email subject line MUST read: 2019 Middle of the Map Art Contest.


Include the following in the accompanying email:

    • your name
    • mailing address
    • telephone number
    • illustration title (if applicable)


Contest is only open to current SCBWI members.


DEADLINE:  July 15, 2019, by midnight. The winner will be notified by August 1st, 2019.



The winning illustration will be featured on the cover of the Fall Conference 2019 programs and will be displayed on the Kansas/Missouri SCBWI web site (, all promotional materials, and any regional social media pages. (NOTE: You will retain ownership of the illustration.)