Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Congratulations to Our Creators of Diverse Worlds Scholarship

We’re thrilled to celebrate our 2021 Creators of Diverse Worlds Scholarship winners and honor recipients!

To encourage writers and illustrators to create diverse worlds, we launched our annual Austin SCBWI Scholarship for Creators of Diverse Worlds in 2015 and have been thrilled to watch it grow. For the 2021 scholarship, agents Stefanie Von Borstel of Full Circle Literary and Tanusri Prasanna of DeFiore and Company chose winners and honor recipients in three categories. The winners will receive a full scholarship and honor recipients receive a half tuition scholarship to our 2021 Writers & Illustrators Working Conference. Here they are:


Winner: Queen of things – Jinu Lee
Honor recipient: Molly Asks for Help – Krista Weltner


Winner: Lighthouse – Lynn Wong
Honor recipient: Mermaid Pools – Rehannah Khan

Picture Books

Winner: Pancho Silla – Brenda Panella
Honor recipient: I Am a Bon Dancer – Brandi-Ann Uyemura

Congrats to all our Creators of Diverse Worlds!