Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Creators of Diverse Worlds Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our 2019 Diverse Worlds Scholarship! The contest was judged by agents Stefanie Von Borstel of Full Circle Literary and Tanusri Prasanna of Foundry Literary + Media.

The winners are:
Illustration: Reggie Brown (New Friend/First Snow) and Honor: Rebecca Howe (Anna’s Grapeleaves);
Novels: Desiree Evans (Good River Folks) and Honor: Sanjeevi Gunarathna (Moonflower);
Picture Books: Maria Rodriquez (A Song and A Storm) and Honor: (tie) Brenda Panella (Iz the Ukelele Wiz) and Janice Milusich (Neveah’s Wonders).

The winner in each category receives a scholarship for both days of the Writers & Illustrators Working Conference, while the honor winners reach receive a 50 percent discount to either the full conference or the Saturday sessions.

Watch for news about the 2020 scholarship applications in the fall.