Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Online Portfolio Review

Date(s) - 06/17/2016
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Want to illustrate children’s books and don’t know where to begin? Send your portfolio to the SCBWI India Online Portfolio Review!

A panel of experts will tell you whether your style will work for children’s books, and give you tips to help you hone your craft. So send in your portfolio and our panel will give you live feedback.

When: 17 June 2016 at 5.00 p.m.

Where: Online in a closed Facebook group, SCBWI India Portfolio Review.

Open to: Members and non-members.

Last date to send entries: 10 June, noon IST.

The panel:

The panel comprises Shobha Viswanath, Publishing Director, Karadi Tales; Bena Sareen, Consulting Creative Director, Aleph Book Company, and Shilpa Ranade, Illustrator & Professor, IDC-IIT Powaii.

Rules of participation:

  1. Please send an online link (Behance, WordPress site, Tumblr or any other platform) to your work (strictly) in children’s books, with a selection of what you consider your best work. It could include picture books, work for children’s. Any unpublished, hypothetical children’s book projects you have worked on can also be included. OR A PDF of a selection of your best work, not more than 5 MB. Please make sure the images are not too small. (If you’d like your entry to be anonymous, you should choose this option).
  2. Please send an A5 size, 72 dpi, RGB, horizontal collage image of a few of your ilustrations, which preferably includes one black and white image (see the example below). We will need a jpg, as it has to be uploaded on the Facebook page.
  3. The first fifteen eligible entries will be displayed and commented on. If there is time, more might be commented on.
  4. All entries need to be sent by 10 June, noon IST to

Note: SCBWI online events are usually for members only. This is a one-off opportunity for non-members to participate.