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2016 Diversity Scholarship Contest Winner(s) Announced!

Austin SCBWI was thrilled to offer a Scholarship for Creators of Diverse Characters to our upcoming May SCBWI Conference! We received so many wonderful entries, and it was very hard on the selection committee to select just one. So we are pleased to announce that in addition to selecting a winner, we have also selected a runner up.

Our winner is…

Noah Weisz for his amazing story NIGHT WALK


Our runner up is…

Annette Gulati for her amazing story WISHING FOR SNOW


Noah will received a full scholarship for the Saturday portion of the conference, and Annette will receive a partial scholarship for the Saturday portion of the conference.


A huge thank you to all who entered the contest! And we would also love to thank our celebrity judge, agent Stefanie Von Borstel of Full Circle Literary Agency.


Registration for the Austin annual conference opens Tuesday, February 16, 2016. More information about the conference, including faculty bios, Q&A, and a schedule can be found on the conference homepage.


2016 Conference