Congratulations Xin Li for Winning the SCBWI Winter Portfolio Showcase 2021!
Neha Rawat last edited by
The SCBWI Winter NY Conference 2021 just wrapped and our very own @xin-li won the SCBWI Portfolio Showcase! Yay congratulations!
As a prize, she wins a free entry to the next virtual SCBWI event and portfolio showcase, and a 1-1 meeting with 3 Art Directors!
I think everyone on this forum would be familiar with Xin's wonderful illustrations and helpful critiques. She's also a multi-time SVS Critique Arena winner!
There were around 600 portfolios entries for this event from illustrators all across the world with each participant allowed to upload only 3 pieces of artwork.
You can see the SCBWI Portfolio showcase results here which will be accessible through March.
I was also really happy to see many familiar fellow SVSers in the portfolio showcase as well! Your work really stood out guys!
Congratulations again, Xin! And 3 cheers for SVS!
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Freya Chakour last edited by
that's so cool! Congratulations @xin-li I loved the three pieces you chose in the end!! They are all so beautiful and rich of textures and lovely storytelling!
Yes, this was certainly a well-deserved recognition. I am so happy for you, Xin! I think your career is about to take off in a big way! And I hope you were able to sleep late today .
And yes, SVS as a whole looked good in the showcase. I think we're doing something right here!
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Thank you so much @Neha-Rawat for the informative post. Thank you everyone.
I am so grateful to be part of the svs community for the last couple years. This creative life would have been so much harder without all of us being here for each other.
I have been through a difficult patch during the last couple of weeks. Receiving this award at this moment feels very surreal. I am very grateful for it.
As I started getting work from the book publishing industry since I signed with my agent last summer. I thought things would be a little easier once you get in the door, it does not. It is just the challenges I am dealing with are different. Maybe growing the artist career is like raise a child - it never gets easier. But I will always remember what @Will-Terry said that life is hard no matter what you choose to do, you might just as well choose to do something you love. I try to follow his advice as truthfully as I can - choose what I love to do.
Nathalie Kranich last edited by
Congrats Xin Li! That is incredible news, I hope it brings you lots of new opportunities. A well deserved award!
seelliott last edited by
Congratulations Xin Li! It was so great to watch you win last night. Your portfolio is beautiful and really inspired me. When I went through the showcase it really stood out.
I hope you got enough sleep. I didn't get to bed till 2am due to English time zone and after the day I just felt really awake!
Its lovely to see that the SVS courses and competitions really help people level up and move forward.
Congratulations!!!!! That's awesome news! Well deserved! Kudos!
Laurel Aylesworth 0 last edited by
Well deserved Xin Li! I love your work!
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chrisaakins last edited by
Congratulations @xin-li you have worked hard for this. I am happy for your success!
@Neha-Rawat Oh my god!!! Congrats Xin!!
Braden Hallett last edited by
oh my gosh that's amaaaaaaziiiiiing!!! Congrats @xin-li !!!
Melissa Bailey 0 last edited by
Congratuations, @xin-li! So well deserved.
Jacy13 last edited by
@xin-li Congratulations! That is fantastic!
Tiffany Thomas last edited by
@xin-li That's amazing!!! Congratulations!!!
@xin-li This is excellent news! Congratulations!
xin li last edited by
Thank you so much, everyone.
So excited for you @xin-li ! You deserve every bit of it! Can't wait to see all you do in your career. : )