SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

San Diego Chapter Equity and Inclusion Grants

Date/Time
Date(s) - 11/20/2021 - 01/07/2022
12:00 am


2021/2022San Diego SCBWI Equity and Inclusion Grants – Open to San Diego Chapter  Members Only

The deadline for entry is January 7th from 7 – 9 p.m., see below for instructions. For the grant applications and submission directions click here

Goal:

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.

 

(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.)

Eligibility:

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 The applicant must be over 18, be unpublished (self-published is not considered published for this award) and should not yet have representation.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.

Timeline:

November 21, 2021, Grant Applications posted on the SCBWI San Diego website. When grant applications are active you may click here to 

January 7, 2022, between 7 and 9 p.m. Participants Email Grant Page 1. 

(Make note there are two different email addresses depending on the grant you are applying for)

Own Voices Grant Applications email only Page 1 as an attachment to Debra Schmidt at sandiego-ra2@scbwi.org (Do not click on this email as it is not a link)

Emerging Artist Grant Applications, email only Page 1 as an attachment to Katrin Azimi at sandiego-ic@scbwi.org (Do not click on this email as it is not a link)

January 9, 2022 Applicants receive their Grant ID Number and a link to their Google Grant Folder. 

January 10, 2022 on or before 7 p.m Applicants place their Grant ID Number on their application and upload pages 2-5 to their Google Grant Folder. 

January 11, 2022 Grant Folders emailed to the judges.

January 30, 2022 Judging

February 5, 2022 Grant Recepient’s announced at the SCBWI meeting

Directions:

  1. January 7 from 7 to 9 p.m. Email OWN VOICES Page 1 as an attachment to sandiego-ra2@scbwi.org.  Email EMERGING ARTISTS Page 1 as an attachment to sandiego-IC@scbwi.org
  2. By January 9, you will receive an email with your Submission # and a link to your Google Drive, where you will upload pages 2-5.
  3. Insert your Submission Number on page 2-5. If you need more pages, place your Submission Number at the top of additional pages.
  4. Complete pages 2-5. (Do NOT Upload Page 1 or include your name on pages 2-4.) Save your document with the following – Name: Grant you are applying for with your number. Example: World Grant #14.

     5. By January 10 on or before 7 p.m. Applicants upload the completed pages 2-5 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.)

 

Judges:

A special thank you to our judges!

Judges:

A special thank you to our judges!

  Reginald (Reggie) Brown loves drawing vivid scenes of Black children and families that include expressive, unforgettable characters that make children and adults want to read and re-read those stories. Reggie also has a passion for stories with genres like fantasy, superheroes, and science-fiction.  When Reggie isn’t drawing, he loves exploring San Diego, CA, watching anime, and hanging out with his wife Demi and min pin Bruce. 

  Joy Chu teaches classes on children’s book illustration and portfolio development at UCSD Extension. A long-time veteran of the book publishing industry, she has art directed and designed thousands of books. She works with many international illustrators and publishers. Prior to running her own studio, she was art director for children’s and adult trade books at Harcourt in San Diego; and in-house designer at Holt, Crowell/HarperCollins, and Knopf, in New York. Her books have garnered awards from the Society of Illustrators, AIGA, ALA, SCBWI, and Publishers Weekly. She currently serves as an advisor for the San Diego Union-Tribune Festival of Books, and is on the Board of Advisors for the Children’s Book Writing & Illustration Certificate Program at UC San Diego Extension.

  Dr. Virginia Loh-Hagan is an author, university faculty member, and former K-8 teacher. She’s currently the Director of the APIDA (Asian Pacific Islander Desi American) Center at San Diego State University. She’s the SCBWI-SD PAL Co-Coordinator and the Administrator/Chair of the California Reading Association’s EUREKA Nonfiction Children’s Books Awards. She has over 300 books out in the world. She especially likes to write about her Chinese-American heritage. After all, she was born on Flag Day in the Year of the Dragon. She’s also interested in writing fun facts about monsters, weird bodily noises, urban legends, hot dogs, and anything on the odd side.

  Meeg Pincus writes nonfiction picture books about “solutionaries” who help people, animals, and the planet. Her books include Winged WondersMiep and the Most Famous DiaryCougar Crossing, Ocean SoupMake Way for Animals!So Much More To Helen!, and more. Among them, they’ve won a Golden Kite Nonfiction Honor Award, Eureka! Nonfiction Honor Awards, starred reviews from Kirkus and School Library Journal, and have been NCTE Notable Book, Bank Street, and Junior Library Guild selections. Meeg is a long-time nonfiction writer and editor, humane educator, and diverse books advocate. Visit her website at www.MeegPincus.com and her diverse books blog at www.SolutionaryStories.com.

 

 

Eligibility:

  • 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.

 

 

Emerging Artist:

  •  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 RECIPIENTS FOR 2021/2022 

Diana Feingold
Ginny Uybungco

GRANT WINNERS FOR 2020/2021 (1st Place Winners are requested to not apply for the 2021/2022 Grant)

Diverse World – No awards given in this category

Own Voices – 1st Place – Nessa Bellido Schwarz, 2nd Place – Sally Fuentez Nubling

Emerging Artist – 1st Place – Anisi Baigude, 2nd Place – Martina Lo and Honorable Mention – Petra Avanzo Caglic

 

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