SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Sat. Feb 20 & March 20: Virtual Workshop for Equity and Inclusion (EQI) Awards

Date/Time
Date(s) - 01/23/2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


SCBWI San Francisco North and East Bay

 Tapestry of Voices

 

Presents

 

EQUITY & INCLUSION (EQI) AWARDS 2021

to

REACH      INCLUDE      BELONG

 

Submission Window: April 1-30, 2021

 

Scholarship prizes!

 

 

SAVE THE DATES!

Free virtual workshops to help you submit:

Jan 23, Feb 20, March 20, 2021

RESERVATIONS: Contact Meera Sriram

 

INTRODUCING OUR REGIONAL EQUITY & INCLUSION AWARDS  

The Tapestry of Voices team from the San Francisco North and East Bay chapter of SCBWI is pleased to announce the 2021 Equity & Inclusion (EQI) awards. 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.

Applications: Writers may submit up to ten pages of work of a picture book, middle grade book, or young adult book manuscripts. Illustrators may submit 3-5 digital pieces in their portfolio. Please submit to ONE category only.

Submissions open on April 1, 2021 and close April 30, 2021.

Details on how to submit your work will be posted soon.

 For more information, please contact Vanitha Sankaran or Meera Sriram .

 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.

 We continue to seek increased diversity in children’s literature, both in terms of content creators and the content itself.

SUBMISSIONS ARE WELCOME FROM:

SCBWI San Francisco North and East Bay members

Non-members from the counties our region serves (Marin, Sonoma, Solano, Napa, Contra Costa, Mendocino, and Alameda counties)