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2016 Illustrators’ Gallery – the Winner and the shortlist

And the WINNER is:

Daughter of the Dragon

Rongyuan (Roya) Ma – Daughter of the Dragon

With Honourable mentions to:

Laura Stitzel – A Little Nonsense; Nicola Robinson – Billy Goat’s Gruff

And the other 6 Finalists were:

Rahele Jomepour – Donkey in the Forest; Ying Hui Tan – Dreamer Whale; Lisa Anchin – Happy Birthday Fox;
Laurne Mills – Minna’s Patchwork Coat; Annie Won – The Light; Erin Bellingham – The Tree Climbers

(please note each of the above illustrations opens at the illustrator’s website)


Read our judges’ comments about the submtited works as well as all the BiG statistics here.


The Complete Shortlist:

SCBWI is proud to present a gallery of images by our illustrator members as part of the 2016 SCBWI Bologna Showcase. There were 506 entries submitted and from these our three illustrious judges have chosen these 43 finalists. The overall winner and 2 runners-up were announced at the SCBWI WInter Conference in New York. For details of the competition and our judges visit our BIG submission page

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To find 

These images represent only a small sample of work on display. Visit our previous galleries for more wonderful illustrations by SCBWI members.