In the words of Sarah Baker, SCBWI's Associate Executive Director:
"We decided to double the awards this year. We had 477 participants. The four honor winners each receive $200 for art supplies and one zoom meeting with an art director, and the two grand prize winners each receive $1000 for art supplies and three zoom meetings with art directors.
The judges were:
Shadra Strickland, author-illustrator, professor at MICA, and agent with Painted Words, Jasmin Rubero, art director at Kokila, Saho Fuji, art director at Little Brown, Rebecca Syracuse, designer at Simon & Schuster, and Ellice Lee, art director at Philomel."
And the honorees are
|The Portfolio Showcase Honorees are Kayla Harren, Leanne Hatch, Rob Sayegh Jr., and Marissa Valdez!|
And the winners are (you know what to do!)
|The Grand Prize Winners are Jenin Mohammed and Neha Rawat!|
|Portfolio Showcase Grand Prize Winners Jenin Mohammed (lower left) and Neha Rawat (lower right), seen with SCBWI's Sarah Baker (upper left) with interpreter Jennye Kamin (upper right).|
Jenin, Neha, Kayla, Leanne, Rob and Marissa's winning portfolios will be at the top of the showcase page (click here) and the whole showcase will be up for all of August.