Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

2018 Illustrators’ Gallery – the winner and the shortlist

And the WINNER is:

Alexander RowePoirot and the Kimono

With Honourable mentions to:

Felia HanakataFirst Day;   Toshiki NakamuraMonsters in the Dark

And the other 7 Finalists were:

Laura DiehlAgean Princess; Ekaterina TabakhFirst SnowMaple LamNight Market;
Mike CiccotelloStar Seeker; Cheryl PilgrimThe Rescue;
Julien Chung Grandma Lost Cat; Robert Babboni Hound Dog Blues

(please note each of the above illustrations opens at a larger image and each illustrator’s name opens at their personal 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 2018 SCBWI Bologna Showcase. There were nearly 400 entries submitted and from these our three illustrious judges chose 25 for the shortlist. The overall winner and finalists were announced at the SCBWI Winter Conference in New York. For details of the competition and our judges visit our BIG submission page.


Click on an image to see a larger version.
To find The Illustrator’s Name and Website click here.


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

Aegean Princess
First Day
First Snow
George Washington Carver
Grandma Has Lost Her Cat

Granny's Youngster Photo
Great Train Stations, St Pancras and Kings Cross
Greeting the Quetzalcoatl
Happy Mule Day
Hound Dog Blues

It's the Cheesemaker's house!
Kippers in the Kitchen
Monsters in the Dark
Night Market
Poirot and the Kimono

Polar Bear Pirates
Princess of the Moons
Rotten Vegetables
Special Delivery
Star Seeker

The Girl and the Bear
The Hunting Of The Snark!
The Rescue
The Thing at the Edge of the Woods
The Traveler