List of illustration conferences/contests?
Neha Rawat last edited by
I was wondering what events/conferences/fests/contests/awards are out there for children's book illustrators to participate in?
Here are some from the top of my head:
- SCBWI hosts 2 annual conferences - Summer and Winter conference (they also have a no. of regional workshops)
- SCBWI Portfolio Showcase
- World Illustration Awards showcase by the AOI
- Picture Hooks festival
- Bologna Children's Book (I've personally not been able to figure out how to utilise this event online)
- Lightbox Expo (mostly for visual development artists in gaming/animation - less to do with publishing)
Looking forward to finding more such events!
@neha-rawat That's a good start for a list! I was able to attend at least some Bologna sessions online last year. I think I also subscribed to a YouTube channel, but there was a way to attend some sessions live. If I can figure it out again, I'll let you know. I was all ready to go back to Bologna in person again this year, but with Omicron, as they say in Italy...Boh!
xin li last edited by
You have got an excellent list. What I can think of to add to the list is
Frankfort book fair. I have heard other illustrators saying it is a good place to network.
Different countries/regions will probably have their big book fairs. But it might be more local.
I am also interested in going for a creative retreat for picturebook creators when the world resembles normal again. I have heard a few creative retreats in the US. But it is a bit too pricy for me to go to the US. I will look around the European continent for such opportunities. I heard about one in the UK - Orange Beak. I will look into it.
@xin-li I'd be very interested in a European creative retreat! Let me know if you find one! And likewise, if I hear of one I'll let you know.