Date(s) - 11/16/2020 - 01/31/2021
2020/2021 San Diego SCBWI Equity and Inclusion Grants – Open to San Diego Chapter Members Only
Deadline for entry is January 21st from 7 – 9 p.m., see below for instructions and for link to grant applications!
To encourage equity and inclusion in the children’s book market by supporting the careers of aspiring authors, illustrators, and translators who identify with a minority group or who write about and/or illustrate diverse characters that mirror our real world. The grants are limited to San Diego SCBWI members who are not traditionally published.
Three winners will each receive: Tuition to the SCBWI San Diego MayFest 2021
YOU MUST BE A SAN DIEGO SCBWI MEMBER IN GOOD STANDING TO APPLY FOR ANY OF THESE GRANTS.
The manuscript/art must be an original work for young readers and may not be under contract. The applicant must be over 18, be unpublished (self-published is not considered published for this award), and should not yet have representation.
Only one submission is allowed per person. If you are an author/illustrator, please choose one category to enter.
November 23: Grant Applications available on the San Diego SCBWI website, click here
January 21, 2021 Between 7 and 9 p.m. (Make note there are two different emails depending on the grant you are applying for):
FOR Diverse World or Own Voices Grant Applications email only Page 1 as an attachment to Debra Schmidt at email@example.com (Do not click on this email as it is not a link)
FOR the Emerging Artist Grant Application email only Page 1 as an attachment to Lisa Venditelli Karmel at firstname.lastname@example.org (Do not click on this email as it is not a link)
January 24: Applicants receive an email with a link to their Google Folder.
January 28: Pages 2-5 of Grant Application with Submission submitted.
February 13: Winners announced at the SCBWI meeting
January 21 between 7 and 9 p.m. Email only Page 1 of the World Grant as an attachment to email@example.com.
By January 24, you will receive an email with your Submission # and a link to your Google Drive, where you will upload pages 2-5.
Insert your Submission Number on page 2-5 of application. If you need more pages, place your Submission Number at the top of additional pages.
Complete pages 2-5. (Do NOT Upload Page 1 or include your name on pages 2-4.) Save your document with the following – On Name Line: The Grant you are applying for with your number. Example: World Grant #14.
By January 28 by midnight, upload the completed pages 2-4 to the Google Doc link you received via email.
(Note: San Diego SCBWI reserves the right to not award grants if there are few submissions. Additional prizes to be determined depending upon the number of entries.)
A special thank you to our judges!
Joy Chu, Virginia Loh-Hagan, Lori Mitchell, Meeg Pincus, Salina Yoon, & Janice Yuwiler
- YOU MUST BE AN SCBWI MEMBER IN GOOD STANDING TO APPLY FOR ANY OF THESE GRANTS.
- The manuscript/art must be an original work for young readers and may not be under contract. The applicant must be over 18, be unpublished (self-published is not considered published for this award), and should not yet have representation.
- Only one submission is allowed per person. If you are an author/illustrator, please choose one category to enter.
Own Voices Grant:
- Any writer who is LGBTQIA, Native, people of color, gender diversity, people with disabilities*, and ethnic, cultural, and/or religious minorities.
*We subscribe to a broad definition of disability, which includes but is not limited to physical, sensory, cognitive, intellectual, or developmental disabilities, chronic conditions, and mental illnesses (this may also include addiction). Furthermore, we subscribe to a social model of disability, which presents disability as created by barriers in the social environment, due to lack of equal access, stereotyping, and other forms of marginalization.
- The applicant themselves must identify in one of the above categories. Being married to, a parent, or a sibling of someone identifying as such, or being someone who has grown up with people who identify as such, will not qualify an otherwise ineligible applicant.
Equity and Inclusion World Grant:
- Any writer whose manuscript features characters who mirror the equity and inclusion found in our world.
Any artist who is LGBTQIA, Native, people of color, gender diversity, people with disabilities, and ethnic, cultural, and/or religious minorities or who is illustrating characters who mirror the diversity found in our world.
GRANT WINNERS FOR 2019/2020 (1st Place Winners are requested to not apply for the 2020/2021 Grant)
Diverse World – 1st Place – Gigi Orlowski, 2nd Place – Cindy Schuricht and 3rd Place – Alicia Lopez
Own Voices – 1st Place – Liliana Sampica, 2nd Place – Helen Wu and 3rd Place – Jarrett Jackson
Emerging Artist – Winner is Nancy Lee