Posted by: Kathy Temean | January 23, 2011

SCBWI Picture Book Grant

Don Freeman Grant

Underwritten by Amazon.com.

The Don Freeman Memorial Grant-In-Aid has been established by the SCBWI to enable picture-book artists to further their understanding, training, and work in the picture-book genre, and is made possible by a generous grant from Amazon.com as part of the SCBWI Work-In-Progress grants.

Eligibility: This Grant is available to both full and associate members of the SCBWI who, as artists, seriously intended to make picture books their chief contribution to the field of children’s literature. Please note that members can apply for only one SCBWI grant in a given year.

Grant Amounts: One Grant of $2,000 will be awarded annually. One Runner-Up Grant of $500 will also be awarded. In any given year, the SCBWI Grant-In-Aid Committee reserves the right to withhold either or both of the grants for that year.

Requirements: Applicants will be required to submit artwork: either a rough book-dummy accompanied by two finished illustrations OR ten finished illustrations suitable for picture-book portfolio presentation. Art work specifications are included with the application instructions.

Deadlines: Completed application and accompanying materials must be postmarked no earlier than January 2nd and must be received no later than February 2nd. Receipt of your application will be acknowledged only if a stamped self-addressed post card is enclosed. The recipients of the grants will be announced in August.

Requests: Updated applications and procedures are now available for download below. Remember: members can apply for only one SCBWI grant in a given year.Don Freeman Work-In-Progress Grant Procedures and Application (PDF)

Here’s your chance to shine.  Go for it!
Talk tomorrow,
Kathy

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