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This year we had a tremendous amount of participation in our #KTIllustrates Contest, with entries inspired by the prompt: “Here you will find the dragon’s secret.” The contest was open to any form (spot, spread or cover design) and in any medium, so long as it kept the interpretation of the prompt as it would apply to children’s books.

The winner is set to receive a gift certificate to ArtSupply Warehouse and will have a feature interview article for Kite Tales coming soon. So let’s give a hand to our winner and two runners up!

Congratulations Andrea Yomtob, our winner of the 2nd Annual #KTIllustrates Contest!

A native to Southern California, Andrea Yomtob graduated cum laude with her BFA in Illustration from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. She has worked for twenty years as a Computer Animator/FX Artist at Nickelodeon and Film Roman on shows including SpongeBob Squarepants and Dora The Explorer until 2019. As a full-time picture book author/illustrator, she enjoys combining mediums like watercolor and collage with her digital skills as an animator. She was also an Art Docent at LACMA for children.

You can find more about Andrea Yomtob and her work by visiting her website, Instagram, or Twitter.

Congratulations also go to our runners up Jessica Cooper and Yui Kajita! 

You can find out more about Jessica Cooper on her website IllustratedByJessica.com and follow her work on Instagram and Twitter.

And you can find out more about Yui Kajita through her linktree here and follow her art and translation work on Instagram and Twitter.

Thank you to all the wonderful artists who participated in this round of #KTIllustrates! We encourage you to keep drawing, keep creating, and submit again next time. Stay tuned to SCBWI-L.A. on Instagram and Twitter for the contest announcement next year!

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Artwork provided by winning artists; #KTIllustrates graphic by Jessica Chrysler.