Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

2020 Conference Silent Auction

Austin SCBWI Writers & Illustrators Working Conference

PLEASE NOTE: We are working on how to run the silent auction online. We will post more information here when it’s finalized.

Want more great speakers at our monthly meetings? Want more webinars and workshops at low prices? Want more learning, networking and pitching at our annual conference?

We do too! And we want to continue to expand our scholarship program so we can help more writers and illustrators like you create the best children’s books possible.

Austin SCBWI is completely run by volunteers and we try to keep our prices low so you can build your career without a big hit on your wallet. To do that, we need you help. But the best part is—you can help us while helping yourself too.

Be a part of Austin SCBWI’s only fund-raiser: The Silent Auction at annual 2020 Writers & Illustrators Working Conference. Donate an item by filling out the form at the bottom of this page, then come to the conference and bid to win a fantastic piece of artwork, critique, consultation, or more.

Decorated Kokeshi dolls

Decorated Kokeshi dolls

Attendees love all of the great donated items, which add to the excitement of the conference. Whether it’s a clever fun gift basket from your critic group, a piece of art, a gift card that can be put into a gift tree, or other generous items such as photo shoots and getaways—we welcome your donation! You can also help by asking your work or friends to donate something from their businesses, as appropriate. We will link to their business website on this page as well as list all our donors in the conference folders and thank them via our social media.

Here are some of the items you’ll be able to bid on at our 2020 Writers & Illustrators Working Conference.

Critiques and Classes

Stays and Fun

Art and Crafts



Tote Bags

Gift Baskets

And More…

We need your help to make this Austin SCBWI’s best fund-raiser ever. Donate an item — art, book sculpture, nesting doll, basket, gift card or whatever. Fill out this form:

Questions? Contact our Silent Auction Coordinator Pam Gonzalez at (737) 404-8820 or email  her.

You may also download the form here and email it to Pam.

Thank YOU to our generous faculty and our amazing SCBWI members!

Y’all make the silent auction a success! We look forward to seeing you at the 2020 Writers & Illustrators Working Conference in May.