Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

2017 Banner Contest

Illustrators, we need your help to freshen up the banner image on the SCBWI: Northern Ohio web site! In the temporary absence of the calendar contest this year, here is a chance for you to show off your work. All images will be displayed on a special gallery page on the SCBWI: Northern Ohio  site through the end of 2017 (by submitting your image, you grant permission to SCBWI: Northern Ohio to display it on our website.)

Following the guidelines below, create an eye-catching illustration in the media of your choice. A kite theme is encouraged, but not essential. (You could always further develop your kite postcard submissions for this use ! )

Deadline is March 1, 2017.

We’ve enlisted Patrick Greenish, art director for Highlights for Children magazine, to select a new banner image from illustration submissions. The winner will be announced by March 15, 2017.


 • The image must include the text, “SCBWI: Northern Ohio.”

 • Save images as a 1000 X 200 jpg (save at 300 dpi.) Template attached for your convenience.

 • Send images to by March 1, 2017.

 • Open to members of the SCBWI: Northern Ohio;

 • One image per person, please.

(Click image below to view template. Right-click image to download)

Banner Contest Template