Kidlit411 Illustration Contest

© Sylvia Liu

The Kidlit411 Illustration Contest


Are you a kid lit illustrator who has enjoyed our resource website or Facebook group? 


We invite you to design a website banner for Kidlit411, or reinterpret our current banner (curious birds on wire) in your own style, for temporary use on our website and Facebook group. Prizes include cash, an Illustrator Spotlight, and display of winning entries on our sites.

Our website gets over 20,000 page views a month, and our Facebook page has over 5,600 members. 

Submit by midnight Feb. 9, 2018.



OFFICIAL RULES



What: Design a website banner (and optionally, a Facebook cover banner) for Kidlit411. 

  • Must include our name, Kidlit411
  • Slight preference will be given to a design that includes a bird or birds on a wire (this is optional; you can dazzle us with your own vision of what Kidlit411 is about)

Specifications


Website Banner:  3300 x 825 pixels, at 300 dpi (high resolution) JPG, 11 in x 2.75 in  

FB cover banner: 1640 x 859 pixels, at 300 dpi JPG, about 5.4 in x 2.8 in.
  • Note: designing a FB banner is optional. If you do, leave the bottom 1/2 inch free of text or important features, because it will not show up on a computer (it will show up on mobile)


Prizes

1st place: $100, plus your banner (and optionally, FB cover image) will be displayed for at least a month on our website (and optionally, FB page), with a credit, as well as an Illustrator Spotlight (if we haven't featured you already)

2nd place: $50, plus your banner (and optionally, FB cover image) will be displayed for at least a month on our website (and optionally, FB page), with a credit, as well as an Illustrator Spotlight (if we haven't featured you already)

Honorable mentions: your banner (and optionally, FB cover image) will be displayed for at least a month on our website (and optionally, FB page), with a credit

All entries: may be posted in a round up/summary post, with links to your portfolio (with your permission) 

We reserve the right not to award prizes. You retain copyrights to all your images. If you are a winner or honorable mention, you give us a right to use your image as a website banner or FB cover photo for at least a month.

How to Submit

Email images to kidlit411 (at) kidlit411 (dot) com, with the subject line: "Kidlit411 Banner Contest."

Include your full name in the file name of your entry.

Include the following in your cover email:
  • Name
  • Website (or portfolio or other site)
  • Twitter and Instagram handle (if you have one)
  • Medium
  • Whether you give permission for your image to be used in a round up/results post
Judges

The entries will be judged by the Kidlit411 Team (Elaine Kiely Kearns and Sylvia Liu) and their inimitable picture book critique group (which includes both illustrators and authors), Teresa Robeson, Renée LaTulippe, Yvonne Mes, and Victoria Richardson Warneck.

Deadline: Midnight EST, Feb 9, 2018

Questions?

Email us or leave a comment below. 

Good luck!



2 comments:

  1. How exciting! Thanks for letting us do this. Fun, fun.

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  2. I can't wait to see what the illustrators come up with. This is fun :D

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