SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

PWID Scholarships: Elizabeth Fama PWID Scholarship, The SCBWI-IL PWID Scholarship and The Prairie Prize

SCBWI-Illinois offers two scholarships to members who would like to attend PWID but cannot due to economic concerns: The Elizabeth Fama PWID Scholarship, sponsored by Elizabeth Fama, a generous member of our chapter, and the SCBWI-IL Scholarship. Both scholarships offer free registration; the Elizabeth Fama PWID Scholarship also offers a free critique or portfolio review.

See the fall conference SCHOLARSHIPS page for eligibility & application. These scholarships are nontransferable.  If a winner has to cancel for some reason, another name will be drawn.

The Prairie Prize is awarded to the member illustrator and winner of the fall conference masthead contest.  The conference committee decides upon a theme for that year’s event.  The Prairie Prize is open to all SCBWI-IL members to illustrate the masthead banner based on the chosen theme. All entries are placed into an online gallery on the SCBWI-IL website and are voted on by fellow SCBWI-Illinois members.  The deadline is July 1 and voting takes place thereafter.  The winning illustrator will be credited wherever winning design is used to promote the event and will receive The Prairie Prize: attendance to and (2) fee-paid critiques to the fall conference.  The Prairie Prize is sponsored by a generous Illinois member benefactor.

The Prairie Prize is nontransferable. All applicants should make sure that they can attend the fall conference.  No cash equivalent will be awarded.

The Prairie Prize is nontransferable. All applicants should make sure that they can attend the fall conference.  No cash equivalent will be awarded.

Questions?: Jennifer Wagh, ARA