2023 Kidlit411 Website Banner Illustration Contest
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August 3, 2023
Our website banner contest is back, with bigger and more cash prizes! Read on for the call for entries, our past winners, and the official rules.
Prizes include cash ($175 first place; $125 second place, $75 third place), an Illustrator Spotlight, and display of winning entries on our sites. We will pick twelve banners to display in 2024.
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 25,000 page views a month, and our Facebook group has over 16,000 members.
Entries are due by 11:59 p.m. EDT Oct. 15, 2023.
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What: Design a website banner for Kidlit411.
- Must include our name, Kidlit411 (you can write it as one word or separate Kidlit and 411)
- Theme: what Kidlit411 means to you, or birds on a wire
Specifications: 3300 x 825 pixels, at 300 dpi (high resolution) JPG, 11 in x 2.75 in
Who is eligible: anybody over age thirteen
Medium: all traditional and digital media are fine, but use of AI to generate or create a design is not allowed
1st place: $175, plus your banner will be displayed for a month on our website and Facebook group page, with a credit, as well as an Illustrator Spotlight
2nd place: $125, plus your banner will be displayed for a month on our website and Facebook group page, with a credit, as well as an Illustrator Spotlight
3rd place: $75 plus your banner will be displayed for a month on our website and Facebook group page, with a credit, as well as an Illustrator Spotlight
9 Honorable mentions: your banner will be displayed for a month on our website and Facebook group page, with a credit, plus an Illustrator Spotlight
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 and Facebook cover photo for a specified month. If you have a book to promote, we'll help run a giveaway in the Illustrator Spotlight.
How to Submit
1) Email images to kidlit411 (at) kidlit411 (dot) com, with the subject line: "2023 Kidlit411 Banner Contest."
2) Name your files: "first name.last name.KL411 Banner" Please 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)
- Preferred social media handles (if you have them)
- Medium used
- Whether you give permission for your image to be used in a round up/results post
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. EDT, October 15, 2023
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