Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

2018 Conference Juried Art Show

If you wish to participate in the Juried Art Show on Saturday and Sunday, May 19th and 20th, you must sign up when you register for the conference. You must attend the conference on Saturday or Sunday (or both days) to enter the show.

Suggestions of what to include in your portfolio:
– Children in motion
– Different views of the same character
– Work that shows a character moving through a story
– An image that shows a problem
– Start with your strongest piece and end with another strong piece
– Group similar styles together
– Name and contact info on each piece
– Postcards and/or business cards

Location: Terrace, Holiday Inn South/Wilsonville.

Drop Off Time: You must drop off your portfolio between 8:15-8:45 a.m. on the Terrace on Saturday, May 19th, no matter which day you attend.

Fee: $35 for members and $45 for non-members. Registration is limited to the first 25 entrees.

Judging: The judges will circulate through the show as their time allows during the weekend events. They will mark the strongest piece in each portfolio with sticky notes, and vote for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. Our judges will be Maria Middleton and Lauren Castillo will be our judges.

Pick Up Time and Location: Portfolios must be picked up between 5:50-6:00 on Sunday, May 20th, again on the Terrace. If you are not attending the conference on Sunday and cannot pick up your work at this time, please arrange to have someone pick it up for you.


First Place: A $50 gift certificate from Blick Art Materials and a VIP email submission to Maria Middleton within one month of the conference..

Second Place: A $30 gift certificate to Blick Art Materials.

Third Place: A $25 gift certificate to Blick Art Materials.

The winners will be announced at the conference on Sunday. You do not have to be present on Sunday to receive your prize.

Portfolios: Please limit your portfolio to 10-12 images. No originals, please. You may also bring postcards, business cards and other promotional materials. Please limit the size of your portfolio to 11″ x 14″.

Contact Robyn Waters at with any questions.