Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Illustration Display Portfolio 2012

idp-corner illustrators wall

A corner of the Illustrator Wall near the entrance of the Book Fair

SCBWI illustrators – show your work at the Bologna Book Fair!

A portfolio of SCBWI illustrator members work will be on display at the SCBWI Showcase during the 2012 Bologna Book Fair and available for browsing by publishers, agents and other attendees from across the world. In addition, a digital version of the portfolio will be posted on this webpage with thumbnails of artwork and contact information as we did for our 2010 Illustrators' Gallery.

See the work that was displayed in our 2012 Illustrators' Gallery


Call for Submissions

This opportunity is open to PAL (Published and Listed) SCBWI members of all regions.

The IDP is now closed for submissions for 2012, but be sure to check again for the next biennial exhibition.
See the work that was displayed in our 2012 Illustrators' Gallery.

The promotional PDF should:

  • contain up to 3 images maximum, with your name and contact details clearly visible
  • be on one side of an A4 or 11 x 8.5 inch size page
  • be in portrait format (i.e. height taller than width)
  • have a Maximum size of 1MB.

All artwork will then be reviewed for inclusion.

Successful applicants will be asked to make a high-definition (300+ dpi) quality PRINT OUT of their accepted sample page, at A4 size which will then be posted to the IDP volunteer at a provided address. The print will be included in the Illustration Display Portfolio and taken to Bologna.

Participation in the Illustration Display Portfolio is free but space is limited so a careful selection will be made of pieces that work for the publishing world at Bologna.