Beginning in 2011, the SCBWI is taking over the permanent funding of The Tomie dePaola Illustrator Award, which will be given yearly to an illustrator of promise chosen by Tomie himself. The award consists of a $1,000 gift certificate for art supplies, plus full tuition, transportation and accommodations to the New York Winter Conference held in Manhattan. The winning piece of art will be featured at the exhibition in New York.
Tomie dePaola Award
The Tomie dePaola Award competition is open to all SCBWI members. Each entrant is to produce one illustration, any size, any medium, that is based on a text supplied by Tomie. The text for this year’s illustration is from Johanna Spyri’s classic Heidi. Entries are due no later than December 15, 2010. Final art will be electronically submitted and Tomie will announce the winner on January 3, 2011. The winner will receive the award at the New York Conference held January 29-30 at the Grand Hyatt in Manhattan.