Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Conference Logo Contest

Each year, we have a contest to design the logo that goes out to regional members over social media and our website, announcing the upcoming annual conference. This gives the illustrator a chance to have their work highlighted.

This year's theme is From 25 and Still We R{ev}ise. Deadline for submission is November 14, 2017. The winner will be announced around November 30.

Requirements: You must be a current SCBWI member living in MD/DE/WV to enter.

Theme: Our Conference this year is named “25 and Still We R{ev}ise.” Use your imagination to create an image that exemplifies this theme idea.

Text: Please leave space for the text “25 and Still We R{ev}ise” MD/DE/WV SCBWI, March 17-18, 2018. If you are a designer, feel free to include typography in your submission, but please be prepared to supply an illustration without text as well.

Color or Black & White: We welcome full color or black and white submissions.

Layout: The size is 8×5.5 . Your illustration may be larger but will need to proportionally fit 8.5.5 when reduced. Illustration needs to be provided at 300 dpi high resolution at 8×5.5 size in jpg or pdf vertical formats. Please note that the format should ONLY be vertical. (This is a change from last year).

To Submit: Email submission as jpg or pdf attachment to Rebecca Evans at no later than November 14, 2016. Include your name and contact information in the email, but not the attachment, to be forwarded anonymously to the judging committee.

Prize: The winner will receive one free admission to the spring conference or a free critique at the conference (winner's choice). The winner will be announced by November 30, 2016, and the illustration will be featured when promoting our 2018 Conference!

NOTE: Please note that by submitting an illustration for this competition you are granting usage rights to MD/DE/WV SCBWI to use your illustration in promoting the spring conference “25 and Still We R{ev}ise” including but not limited to: Blog, website, postcards, mailers, conference materials. Please do not submit an illustration that is already under contract or whose usage rights are already held by a third party.


Below are some of the past conference postcards.

2017 – Deborah Schaumberg

from dreaming to doing










2016 – Cheryl Mendenhall                                                2015 – Rebecca Evans






2014 – Susan Detwiler