Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Portfolio Showcase


At our Rise & Shine conference, SCBWI INW will hold its first Portfolio Showcase Competition. A select group of faculty members will choose up to 5 finalists. Of those finalists, a “Best in Showcase” will be chosen. The winner will receive a video-call consultation with Laurent Linn, Art Director at Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. (The call will take place after the conference on a mutually agreed upon date and time.)


Entry fee: $25


Every portfolio in the showcase is viewed by our faculty, as well as conference attendees. This is an excellent opportunity to catch the eye of an editor, agent, and/or potential client. You don’t have to win the top prize to get recognized! And if you’d like some tips for putting together a top-notch portfolio, sign up for our June 22 workshop.


The Portfolio Showcase is an additional, optional opportunity. It can be added to your Saturday Conference ticket when you register online. To participate in the showcase, you’ll need to purchase your conference ticket by 11:59 pm on Friday, September 6.



Registered participants must follow the submission guidelines we’ve outlined here. Below is a snapshot of what you’ll need to participate.


Required Materials:


•  A physical portfolio with 10-15 images

•  5 high-res digital images from your physical portfolio

•  A current headshot

•  A signed illustrator release form


Optional Materials:


•  Business cards or postcards (15-30)

•  1 Picture Book dummy


Also, please bring this signed release form with your portfolio at check-in: Artist release form.


If you have any questions about the Portfolio Showcase, please email Kyle Cossairt at