SCBWI announced the 2016 Tomie dePaola winners Friday, January 8 and the Eastern PA SCBWI Chapter knocked the easels off the competition!! Our very own, Illustrator Coordinator, Adrienne Wright, placed 2nd. There were more than 400 submissions!! Yep 400 and our Adrienne won Second Place. Everyone happy dance for Adrienne!
Before I send you on your merry way to the SCBWI Tomie dePaola link, we have 2 more reasons to be AMAZED and yes, you read correctly, TWO more reasons.
Lisa Cinella, a Metro New York SCBWI member, regularly attends Eastern PA SCBWI events. We adopted Lisa as one of our own a long time ago, and she WON! Let’s hear it for Lisa!!
And, as if placing First and Second weren’t enough, Anni Matsick, technically a Western PAer but we adopted her too, received Honorable Mention.
At this point you’re probably thinking, ‘WOW! The Eastern PA SCBWI Chapter possesses a powerhouse of talent.’ You’re right. We do, and we couldn’t be more proud. We are positively brimming with happiness!
Before you hop over and check out the Winners’ work, please congratulate them.
And finally, the 2016 Tomie dePaola Winners