Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

SCBWI Montana Art Contest

***CONTEST UPDATE—Congratulations to our winning illustrator, Laurie Muggli! We are so proud to have your beautiful artwork representing all of us in SCBWI Montana!***


Winning Artist will receive: Their name on our SCBWI Montana Regional website, and a FREE YEAR of membership!

Artwork can be digitally or traditionally done, but if you do work traditionally we will need a high quality digital file of the work for your entry. Make sure to work in an aspect ratio that would work well for a header, and give us some extra room on all sides of the artwork in case some of the image gets cropped for one website application or the other. (i.e. Facebook headers vs. SCBWI Website Headers, they are not exactly the same size.) Here are examples of sizes that work: 1100 x 250 (WordPress) 851 x 315 (Facebook)

Please make sure your image is at least 851 pixels wide, for best display on our pages. It would be better to be on the big side and leave us room to crop if needed, than have important components right at the edges that may be at risk of being cropped out.

Here is Sharon Glick’s beautiful header that is currently on our websites, to get your creative juices flowing! We love how it represents Montana perfectly, and incorporates the kite in such a fun way. It is your turn to show us your unique artistic styles, and what Montana means to YOU!

Created by Sharon Glick.

-Free to enter!
-Open to any current members of MT SCBWI! (Check your membership status online at if you are unsure if you need to renew before you submit)
-Image must have a kite depicted in the artwork somewhere, and the text “SCBWI Montana”
-Text must be on its own separate layer in your digital file
(Text may be hand-lettered or typeset in a font, but we reserve the right to adjust/edit text if the winning illustration needs tweaking in regards to typography)
-Entries must be emailed to me by May 15th at midnight in order to be included for judging.
-Judging will take place online in our Facebook Group, so our entire MT SCBWI community can help vote for our new header art!
-The winning artist gives SCBWI Montana full and unlimited rights to use their winning image on any social media channels or print advertising we use for future promotion.
-Entries should be emailed as jpg files with a max file size of 2MB, but artist should have a high res file to submit to us if chosen. (either a high-res layered photoshop file or a vector file)
– Any questions, email me! Good luck, and happy creating!