SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Illustrator Day 2020

Date/Time
Date(s) - 09/12/2020
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Category(ies)


Eastern PA SCBWI  Proudly Presents

Virtual Illustrator Day 2020

Saturday, September 12th

with Author/Illustrator, Lee Harper, 

Senior Designer, Andrea Miller (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books)

Editor, Katie Heit (Scholastic) &

Christy Ewers, Agent (The CAT agency)

Registration opens on June 6, 2020

 

Every year Illustrator Day is a special day dedicated to our illustration members and 2020 is extra special because it is being brought to your own homes via Zoom!  Hear presentations by author/illustrator, Lee Harper, Senior Designer Andrea Miller, Editor Katie Heit, and highly sought after agent Christy Ewers. Whether you’re published or just joined SCBWI, you don’t want to miss our annual event for illustrators.

Pick your level of commitment when you register. Join us for the faculty presentations. Or, go a step further and register for the Art Director Assignment to receive feedback on your work from Andrea Miller or Katie Heit!

Need more? Register for a Zoom one-on-one portfolio, dummy or manuscript critique with a publishing professional. Author-illustrator Lee Harper, Senior Designer Andrea Miller, Editor Katie Heit, and Agent Christy Ewers are excited to meet our illustrators and help you take your art, stories and career to the next level!

Click here or on the Side Bar to read about our faculty

 

To take advantage of these opportunities, you need to register. Registration opens June 6th!

Scholarship Information: This year we will offer two scholarship that will cover the cost of event registration. Additional expenses, including registration for the Art Director Assignment and one-on-one critiques are not included. Any current EPA SCBWI member may apply. To apply, please send an email to epa-ic@scbwi.org by July 18th with a link to a website that has examples of your illustrations and an explanation why you’re applying for the scholarship. Please email questions to the illustrator coordinator at epa-ic@scbwi.org. Two scholarships have been awarded.

Thanks to an anonymous donor we will also offer one additional scholarship to an under represented illustrator either an EPA SCBWI member or someone outside of our EPA region who is a member of SCBWI.  To apply, please send an email to epa-ic@scbwi.org by August 30th with a link to a website that has examples of your illustrations. Write under represented illustrator in the subject heading of your email. Please email questions to the illustrator coordinator at epa-ic@scbwi.org.

 


 

Members: $90  Non-members: $100 Student members: $72   (Pay with PayPal, Credit Card or Check*.)

(*If you’re mailing a check, please note your spot will not be reserved until payment is received. I recommend paying by PayPal or Credit Card to guarantee your spot.)

No refunds after August 15, 2020. All refunds are subject to a $20 cancellation fee.

Optional Extras

If you try to register for the assignment or a critique and registration is full, please add your name to the waiting list.

Art Director Assignment: Please read the instructions for the Art Director Assignment by following this link. Register online. Cost is $10. Complete your illustration at home and upload a medium resolution JPG to a shared Dropbox folder* by Sept. 5th. Receive feedback from Senior Designer Andrea Miller or Editor Katie Heit in an open format at the meeting. (Feedback provided orally in front of all attendees.)  An email will be sent to you with a link to a shared dropbox.  If you are having trouble downloading dropbox you can send a jpg to Berrie – epa-ic@scbwi.org.

One-on-One Critiques–Please only register for (one) one-on-one critique, either one portfolio critique or one manuscript/dummy critique.  Please note that the Deadline are critiques with faculty has passed therefore no more critiques will be offered.

Portfolio Review via Zoom link: Register online. Members: $45   Non-Members: $55. Portfolio critiques are 15 minutes long. Feedback to be provided orally. Please only register for (one) one-on-one critique, either one portfolio critique or one dummy/manuscript critique.

Portfolio:
Six or fewer portfolio ready illustrations/sketches medium resolution JPG will be reviewed due by August 23rd.  An email will be sent to you with a link to a shared dropbox.  If you are having trouble downloading dropbox you can send a jpg to Berrie – epa-ic@scbwi.org.

Manuscript Critique or Dummy Critique: Register online. Members $45   Non-Members $55.  Manuscripts are due August 23rd. An email will be sent to you with a link to a shared dropbox.  If you are having trouble downloading dropbox you can send a jpg to Berrie – epa-ic@scbwi.org.  Submission guidelines: 1″ margins all around. Double-space text. 12-pt Times New Roman font. 5-page maximum. Please include your last name and page number on every page. Save your file, “LastName_FirstName_Title of Manuscript.docx” or “LastName_FirstName_Title of Manuscript.docx” (Example: Torgan-Randall_Hurry Up Oliver.doc) Manuscript critiques are 15 minutes long.

An email will be sent to you with a link to a shared dropbox.  If you are having trouble downloading dropbox you can send a jpg to Berrie – epa-ic@scbwi.org.

Please only register for (one) one-on-one critique, either one manuscript/dummy critique or one portfolio critique.

Our EPA team will choose a faculty member for you.  If you would like a specific faculty member, please email your request to Berrie Torgan-Randall, at epa-ic@scbwi.org include a link to your website if you have one.

What to upload prior to the event:

  • A digital file of your completed “Art Director Assignment.” For the assignment instructions, please click on the sidebar link (next to the map at the top right of the event page).
  • Your manuscript our dummy if you’re registering for a one-on-one manuscript or dummy critique. See submissions guidelines above.
  • Your portfolio pieces:  See submissions guidelines above.

If, after carefully reading the instructions, you still have questions, please contact Illustrator Coordinator, Berrie Torgan-Randall, at epa-ic@scbwi.org

 

No refunds after August 15, 2020. All refunds are subject to a $20 cancellation fee.

 

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