Kidlit411 Banner Illustration Contest 2021
|© Richard Cartwright|
August 1, 2021
Our website banner contest is back! Read on for the call for entries, our past winners, and the official rules.
Prizes include cash ($150 first place; $100 second place), an Illustrator Spotlight, and display of winning entries on our sites. We will pick twelve banners to display in 2022.
The theme for the contest is (1) what you believe Kidlit411 is about or (2) your interpretation of our original birds on a wire theme. (If this is your first time here, we're a website for children's and YA authors and illustrators that shares information and resources and connects creatives to one another).
Our website gets over 35,000 page views a month, and our Facebook group has over 13,000 members.
Entries are due by 11:59 p.m. EDT Oct. 15, 2020.
|© Sylvia Liu|
|© Hui Li|
|© Natalie Banker|
|© Elspeth Alix Batt|
The banner design at the top of the post was by the late Richard Cartwright, who came in second place in 2019.
What: Design a website banner (and optionally, a Facebook cover photo) for Kidlit411.
- Must include our name, Kidlit411
- Theme: what Kidlit411 means to you, or birds on a wire
Website Banner: 3300 x 825 pixels, at 300 dpi (high resolution) JPG, 11 in x 2.75 in
FB cover photo: 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)
- If you win or place honorable mention, and you haven't submitted a FB cover photo, we will use your banner design.
Who is eligible: anybody over age thirteen
1st place: $150, plus your banner (and FB cover image) will be displayed for at least a month on our website (and FB page), with a credit, as well as an Illustrator Spotlight (if we haven't featured you already)
2nd place: $100, plus your banner (and FB cover image) will be displayed for at least a month on our website (and FB page), with a credit, as well as an Illustrator Spotlight (if we haven't featured you already)
Honorable mentions: your banner (and FB cover image) will be displayed for at least a month on our website (and FB page), with a credit, plus an Illustrator Spotlight (if we haven't featured you already)
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 or pick 12 banners. 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
1) Email images to kidlit411 (at) kidlit411 (dot) com, with the subject line: "2021 Kidlit411 Banner Contest."
2) Name your files: "first name.last name.KL411 Banner" or "first name.last name.KL411FB" You must include your full name in the file name or run the risk of your entry getting lost.
3) Include the following in your cover email:
- Website (or portfolio or other site)
- Twitter and Instagram handle (if you have one)
- Medium used
- Whether you give permission for your image to be used in a round up/results post
We will acknowledge receipt. If you haven't received one after a week, please follow up.
The entries will be judged by the Kidlit411 Team (Elaine Kiely Kearns and Sylvia Liu).
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. EDT, October 15, 2021
Email us or leave a comment below.