Date: Wed, 08 Jul 1998 09:13:31 -0400
From: Linda & Karl
Subject: illustration: Re: Submission sites and calls for entry

Is there anyone else here who was rejected from Communication Arts Illustration Annual? Misery loves company, you know.

And does anybody know anything about the Society of Illustrators Original Art children's book show? It is sometime in the fall, I think, but when is the entry deadline, and how do you do it?


Date: Tue, 01 Sep 1998 01:54:53 -0400
From: Linda & Karl
Subject: illustration: woo hoo!! contests

This must be my week! And after all the talking about contests! I just got a letter from RSVP directory saying I got into their self portrait competition!! I am so excited, I have been jumping up and down all night! I get my piece printed in the directory with my phone number, and then it gets displayed at Society of Illustrators. I have been dying to try those sourcebooks, but I have never been able to afford them. Finally all those entry fees paid off.

"I know somewhere I have heard about or gotten that Step by Step call for entries, but now I can't find the info. I haven't entered that one yet. Did you get an entry form? I can't find anything about it online"

Try this address: They have all the rules and a form to print out in .pdf format. Good luck!


Go here if you want to see a long list of design and illustration competitions and their deadlines.

it's kind of like the artist deadlines list but this page has some opps on it.

Date: Thu, 12 Nov 1998 08:55:46 -0500
From: Rebecca Thornburgh
Subject: illustration: 1998 Original Art Show

Just wanted to tell y'all about the great day I had yesterday. Went to NYC to gape at the 1998 Original Art Show at the Society of Illustrators. (This is art from children's books of the past year.)

Oh my -- it was so wonderful, and so inspiring. I've been working at beyond burn-out pace (on my usual fare -- educational/mass market-y stuff) for about six months, and took this trip (from Philadelphia) as an "art date" for myself. Given my state of mind and exhaustion, I figured I'd either be horribly depressed by seeing all of the beautiful trade book work or, just possibly, incredibly inspired and energized. Well, well, well. I couldn't wait to get back home to the studio! It was a very powerful experience to be able to gaze at length at so many amazing original pieces.

My faves: Paul Zelinsky's Rapunzel, Troy Howell's Favorite Medieval Tales and also Redwall (a fabulous courtly rabbit), Diane Stanley's Joan of Arc, Charles Santore's The Fox and the Rooster (tiny and exquisite), Angela Barrett's Emperor's New Clothes (large and jewelled all over with exquisite detail in delicate hues), Gennady Spirin's The Christmas Story, Uri Shulevitz's Snow, Barbara McClintock's The Gingerbread Man (incredible line work, lovely delicate colors), and Inga Moore's Adventures of Mr. Toad (again, lovely watercolor with incredibly delicate texturing with crowquill).

On the lighter side, I loved Sue Truesdell's Santa's Short Suit Shrunk, David McPhail's Joe Pig's Halloween and Petra Mathers' Lottie's New Beach Towel.

Any of you children's illustrators within tramping, crawling, flying or wriggling distance of New York should try to get to this show. It's up for another month, and it's open to the public! Wahoo!

Date: Tue, 09 Feb 1999 14:27:25 -0500
From: linda & karl
Subject: illustration: American Illustration

The American Illustration deadline is this FRIDAY, Feb. 12. Those sneaky devils keep moving around that deadline, and won't keep my name on their mailing list for entry forms. I always find out about it at the last minute. Like they don't want my donation of $100??

So if anybody wants to do it, email me, I can fax you the forms.

I am going to keep my promise to enter again for yet another rejection. Someday....


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