Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Fri. May 6: Virtual EQI Awards Informational Q&A event

Date(s) - 05/06/2022
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

SCBWI San Francisco North and East Bay

 Tapestry of Voices





May 6, 2022

7:00 – 8:00 PM.

Have questions about the EQI team and our scholarship awards? Join us for a virtual Q & A

This event is FREE, but registration is required for the Zoom link.

The EQI Awards were established to promote inclusion and bring the conference experience to applicants of any underrepresented group in children’s publishing including, but not limited to, those marginalized due to race/ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender and gender identity, socioeconomic status, geography, citizenship, and religion.

The Tapestry of Voices team from the San Francisco North and East Bay chapter of SCBWI introduced the Equity & Inclusion (EQI) awards in 2021. With these awards, we continue to seek increased diversity in children’s literature, both in terms of content creators and the content itself.

We aim to award up to two creators, one for writing and one for illustrating (up to 6 awards total), in each of the following categories*:

REACH: TOV Creator Award – to invite creators with backgrounds and experiences currently underrepresented in our industry into our organization and community. Open to Non-members only.

INCLUDE: TOV Content Award – to encourage members of ALL backgrounds and experiences to create content that accurately and positively reflects the diversity of the world. Open to Members and Non-members.

BELONG: TOV Member Award – to elevate the voices of current members of backgrounds and experiences currently underrepresented in our industry. Members only.

Winners will receive a free membership to SCBWI for one year and one free regional conference or intensive.

* In some years, not all six awards may be given.


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