Sunday, February 11, 2024

Awards Presentations!

SCBWI's Sarah Diamond started the awards ceremony with acknowledging the conference scholarship winners:

The BIPOC Scholarship for Black, Indigenous and People of Color:
Nadine Pinede
Dorinda Nicholson

The Student Illustrator Scholarship for full-time university students studying illustration:
Bonnie Wong
Lingyan Gu

The Author/Illustrator Scholarship sponsored by Emma Dryden and drydenbks:
Lexi K. Nilson

The Author/Illustrator Scholarship sponsored by Little, Brown and Company:
Sara Aziz

The Translation Scholarship sponsored by Ruta Sepetys:
Hongyu Jasmine Zhu

The Disability Scholarship:
Leslie Nightingale

The 2024 Works of Outstanding Promise (WOOP) Grand:
Honor: Alicia J. Novo (SCBWI: Indiana)
Winner: Kelly Zhang (SCBWI: Canada East)

The 2024 Regional Advisor Marketing Grants:
Rebecca Langston-George (SCBWI: Central-Coastal California)
Nadia Salomon (SCBWI: San Francisco North and East Bay)

Paul O. Zelinsky presented the 2023 Narrative Art Award Winner:
Jerry Bennett

The Spark Award for best independently published books,
Picture Book Winner: Pebbles and the Biggest Number by Joey Benun, illustrated by Laura Watson
Older Readers: At the Edge of the Ice by Carolyn Armstrong

SCBWI's TeMika Grooms presents the much-anticipated Portfolio Showcase Awards:

Bronze Winner: Amanda G. Crabtree

Bronze Winner: Anca Sandu Budisan

Silver Winner: Steve Teare

Gold Winner: Maya Shleifer

Cheers for all!

Portfolio Showcase Winners on the big stage
receiving their award certificates and well-deserved applause

Congratulations to all the winners... and cheers to everyone who entered and put their work out there!

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