Posted by: Kathy Temean | March 11, 2013

Final Round of Voting Open for Crystal Kite Award

njscbwilogoDid you see the New Jersey SCBWI Chapter Logo? It was created by illustrator Susan Brand. Congratulations to Susan Brand for her winning entry. The image (see above) incorporates the SCBWI kite symbol but also the New Jersey state bird: the goldfinch—a beautiful icon to symbolize our members taking flight and moving onward and upward in their journey to publication. Congratulations, Susan! You can view Susan’s illustration work here.

The Final Round of voting for the 2013 Crystal Kite Member Choice Awards continues until March 15, 2013. Winners of the 2013 Crystal Kite Award will be notified the following week, and announcement of the winners made on April 30, 2013.  Here are the finalists. Make sure you vote. Go to, log in, go to your regional chapter page, then click on the Crystal Kite Award Tab.

crystalkiteaward logo

Here are the finalist for Pennsylvania/Delaware/New Jersey/Wash DC/Virginia/West Virginia/Maryland Regions.


Ame Dyckman, Boy+ Bot (Alfred A. Knopf (Random House Children’s Books)

 I lay my stitches down220

Cynthia Grady, I Lay My Stitches Down: Poems of American Slavery (Eerdmans Books for Young Readers)


Lana Krumwiede, Freakling (Candlewick Press)


Anne Marie Pace, Vampirina Ballerina (Disney-Hyperion (Disney Children’s)


Lois Szymanski, Wild Colt (Schiffer Books/Cornell Marime Press)

Talk tomorrow,



  1. Nice logo, Susan! Congrats 🙂

    P.S. I voted, I voted, I voted, I voted… 😀


  2. Love Susan’s logo! Beautiful, clean, inspiring.


  3. Super logo!


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