Wednesday, September 26, 2012

2013 Tomie dePaola Scholarship

If you are looking for a great way to create another portfolio piece and also have a chance to win a trip to the SCBWI 2013 National Winter Conference in NewYork, then check out this year's Tomie dePaola Award. The winning piece of art will be featured at the conference and the winner will have the full tuition, transportation and accomodations costs paid. Here is more information taken from the SCBWI website. Follow the link for full submission guidelines.
Here is what Mr. dePaola says:
Black and white is in again. Brian Selznick’s beautiful illustrations for “The Invention of Hugo Cabret,” the award-winning film “The Artist,” and Tim Burton’s new (based on his 1984 short film) “Frankenweenie” have all forgone color in favor of rich B & W.
This year, my Illustrator Award is doing the same – an illustration in black and white, including half-tones, from a classic.
Choose a passage, line or description from one of the following books:
“Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott

“The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” by Mark Twain

“The Yearling” by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
Please submit your entry by December 15th, 2012 as a jpeg titled with your name by email to with the subject "Tomie". I will select the winning entry by January 9th, 2013. In the body of the email include your name and the passage you have chosen.
I’ll repeat myself, again. I want to be surprised, excited and – VERY jealous.

I want to see an image, a style, a vision that I’ve never seen before – all in glorious black and white!

Good luck and don’t forget, I’m on your side!

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