Bi-annual contest to showcase Illustrator talent!

Calling SCBWI Illustrator members! Kite Tales wants you to take part in #KTIllustrates to reward and promote your work! The contest begins with a prompt, but it’s up to you on how you want to illustrate it. It can be either conceptual or literal, spot or spread, as long as it keeps the idea of the prompt as it would apply to children’s books. We encourage every medium, genre, and age range! From interior illustration to book covers! All are welcome, as long as the final entry stays within the guidelines posted on the entry page.

Each contest will have a one (1) grand prize winner and up to two (2) runners up.

Grand Prize winners will receive:

  • $25 gift certificate to ArtSupply Warehouse
  • Winning artwork published on Kite Tales blog and subsequent social media channels.
  • Professional Information included on all posts.
  • A chance to pitch an article or participate in a follow up interview for Kite Tales.

Runners up will have their artwork posted along with their professional information that they provide on the entry forms posted in the winner announcement article.

All entries must be received by: 11/20/22

Other rules to note:

  • You may only win the Grand Prize once per calendar year.
  • Runners Up are still eligible to win the Grand Prize next round.
  • Only one entry per person will be considered.
  • Only winners will be notified regarding their entry and contest standing. Please do not email Kite Tales or Los Angeles SCBWI staff to inquire about your entry.

Kite Tales reserves the right to reject any entry we deem inappropriate. Kite Tales reserves the right to declare no winners if we do not receive enough appropriate entries. If you submit after the entry due date for the current contest, your entry will not be considered. Winning does not guarantee representation or publishing contract. Entries will be judged based on merit by our anonymous judges.

For more fantastic content, community, events, and other professional development opportunities, become an SCBWI member today! Not sure if there is a chapter in your area? Check here.