A timely and friendly reminder to all illustrators!
Submissions for SCBWI's Tomie dePaola Award are welcome now from near and far, with a deadline of December 13. The award is given annually to an illustrator of promise chosen by Tomie himself. The award consists full tuition, transportation to, and accommodations at SCBWI's New York Winter Conference held in Manhattan. Plus, the winning piece of art will be featured at the winter conference. Learn more about Tomie and the award at scbwi.org. And anyone who submits will have their work featured online in what's known as the Unofficial Gallery (click here for a previous example), which might be another nice way to attract art director attention. Consider entry requirements and toss your art into the ring!