The Tomie dePaola Illustrator Award is given annually to an SCBWI illustrator of promise. 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 annual winter conference in New York.
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. Entries are due by December 15th, 2011. Final art must be electronically submitted and Tomie himself will select and announce the winner on January 2, 2012.
Visit the National SCBWI website for guidelines and submission instructions. Good luck!