Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators


We are pleased to once again host a Portfolio Showcase as part of the conference. The Showcase will take place at the end of the day on Saturday, May 4, 2019.

While all illustrators attending the conference may exhibit their portfolio in the showcase, only SCBWI members are eligible for the SCBWI Showcase Prize.

Bring your portfolio to the registration table during the coffee break on Saturday afternoon.

If you need your portfolio for a consultation scheduled between the coffee break and the showcase, please bring it to the main conference room as soon as you are finished with your consultation.


Portfolio Showcase Guidelines

*Only one portfolio per illustrator may be submitted to the Showcase

*Maximum Dimensions: 82 cm x 38 cm x 8 cm

*Suggested number of illustrations is 10-15

*Copies or prints only – NO original art

*For liability reasons, we can not allow digitally displayed portfolios. Thank you for your understanding

*Your name and contact information must be on the portfolio

*No boxes or three-dimensional set-ups that extend beyond the portfolio’s dimensions are permitted


*You may set out business or promotional post cards (10-20) next to your portfolio

*You may display 1 or 2 picture book dummies with your portfolio

*Dummies must be attached to your portfolio (using string/yarn/ribbon)

*If you did not write the story you illustrated in the dummy, give credit to the author

*Dummies may not be of partially or fully published books

*Dummies are supplemental to (not in place of) a portfolio in the showcase


Portfolio Showcase Competition for SCBWI Members

The portfolio showcase will be judged by Maria Middleton (Art Director, Candlewick/Walker Books), and Andrea Naasan (Editor, NordSüd). One SCBWI member illustrator’s portfolio will be selected as the showcase winner.

The winner will receive a 20-minute video-chat consultation with one of the judges who selected the winning portfolio.