Draw This!

A monthly art prompt, part of the SCBWI publication Insight. All submissions shown on the online gallery, and two winners featured in Insight, the website, and social media.

Draw This!

Draw This! is a monthly art prompt that is part of SCBWI Insight. Members have the opportunity each month to show their artwork in a social media gallery and two winning pieces are featured in the INSIGHT email and the on social media. We review the SCBWI Illustrator Gallery, Instagram, and X (formerly known as Twitter). Participants can post to one or all of these platforms where reviewers, agents, art directors, editors and the community can find our illustrator members using the #scbwiDrawThis hashtag.

SCBWI reserves the right not to confer this contest in any given month.

CONGRATULATIONS WINNERS!

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Judith Henderson

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Katya Tabakh

June 2024 Prompt: Barbecue


Join us by submitting your artwork online using the following hashtags:

#scbwidrawthis

#scbwiillustrators

#scbwi

Submission Guidelines

  • You must be a current SCBWI member to submit.
  • All art considered must be appropriate for the children's book market.
  • We review the SCBWI Illustrator Gallery, Instagram, and X (formerly known as Twitter).
  • Post to one or all of these platforms where reviewers, agents, art directors, editors and the community can find our illustrator members with the official keyword/hashtag: #scbwiDrawThis
  • Artwork must be inspired by the prompt word in some way.
  • Art may be the medium of your choice and may be B&W, grayscale, or color.
  • Vignettes, line art, and full-bleed art are welcome.
  • Deadline for the monthly Draw This! is the last day of each month.


Failure to follow these guidelines will result in exclusion from the online gallery. For questions, email scbwidrawthis@scbwi.org.


WHERE CAN I SUBMIT MY ART?

We will check submissions on the following platforms. You can submit to one or all of these platforms. We check all of them.:

  • SCBWI Illustrator Gallery 
  • INSTAGRAM  
  • X (TWITTER)

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)

Can I submit more than one piece of art?

You may submit more than one response to the prompt each month.  However, we will only highlight one selected image for each winner. Multiple submissions do not increase your chance of winning.

For illustrators working in a comic/graphic novel style: We advise submitting your strongest panel for easy viewing on social media, the website and in the INSIGHT e-newsletter.

Can I email you my art submissions?

You may only submit artwork for review on Instagram, Twitter, and on your SCBWI Illustrator Gallery using the #scbwiDrawThis keyword/hashtag.

Where can I see the art each month?

To view the artwork, go to Instagram and X and type in #scbwiDrawThis in the search bar. You can also do a keyword search in the SCBWI Illustrator Gallery by searching the keyword #scbwiDrawThis. The entries for each month will be displayed. 

How can I enter my artwork?

You can enter your artwork by using the #scbwiDrawThis hashtag when you upload your artwork on Instagram, Twitter, and the SCBWI Illustrator Gallery. It is your choice to use one of these or all of these platforms. You must choose at least one of these platforms for your work to be reviewed each month.

Will I receive a notice in my email about the monthly prompt?

Your SCBWI Member Home Newsfeed will give you updates of things going on in SCBWI, including the monthly DrawThis Prompts. Additionally, the monthly e-newsletter INSIGHT includes the winners and the next month's prompt. Stay connected with the SCBWI community. We look forward to seeing your artwork!



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