Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Student Illustrator Scholarship Program

Call for Submissions

SCBWI Oklahoma Student Illustrator Scholarship

One talented student eighteen years old or older will get to attend the 2019 Spring Conference in Tulsa, Oklahoma free!


SCBWI Oklahoma ( will offer a scholarship to an undergraduate or graduate student to cover the conference registration to the SCBWI Oklahoma 2019 Spring Conference in Tulsa (April 5-6, 2019). The conference—a value of $185—will feature a successful art director, who will have several breakout sessions for illustrators. Submissions must be from illustrators enrolled in a university or college.

Contest submission guidelines:

  • Contest entry information must be emailed to the Oklahoma Illustrator Coordinator, Jerry Bennett at Include name, school information, address, submission genre, phone number, and email.
  • Three illustrations, attached as JPEGS no higher than 1mb each, that best depicts your style.”
  • One page detailing how you think a conference will help you on your illustrating journey and why children’s literature is important to you.

Contest judging:

The contest will open for entries December 1, 2018. It will close January 1, 2019.

The contest will be judged by leadership from the Oklahoma SCBWI region.

The contest winner will receive an email with details for registering for the spring conference. However, if the winner cannot attend the SCBWI Oklahoma Spring Conference, then the scholarship will be given to the first runner up.

Please email questions to the Oklahoma Illustrator Coordinator, Jerry Bennett at