Registration Is Open for Virtual Illustrator Day!

Eastern PA SCBWI  Proudly Presents

Virtual Illustrator Day 2020

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Every year Illustrator Day is a special day dedicated to our illustration members, and 2020 is extra special because it is being brought to your own homes via Zoom! Hear presentations by author-illustrator Lee Harper, senior designer Andrea Miller, editor Katie Heit, and highly sought after agent Christy Ewers. Whether you’re published or have just joined SCBWI, you don’t want to miss our annual event for illustrators.

Pick your level of commitment when you register. Join us for the faculty presentations, or go a step further and register for the Art Director Assignment to receive feedback on your work from Andrea Miller or Katie Heit!

Need more? Register for a Zoom one-on-one portfolio, dummy, or manuscript critique with a publishing professional. Author-illustrator Lee Harper, senior designer Andrea Miller, editor Katie Heit, and agent Christy Ewers are excited to meet our illustrators and help you take your art, stories, and career to the next level!

Read about our faculty here.

Scholarship Information

This year Eastern PA SCBWI will offer two scholarships that will cover the cost of event registration. Additional expenses, including registration for the Art Director Assignment and one-on-one critiques are not included. Any current EPA SCBWI member may apply. 

Thanks to an anonymous donor we will also offer one additional scholarship to an under-represented illustrator, either an Eastern PA SCBWI member or someone outside of our region who is a member of SCBWI.

Scholarship applications are due June 30, 2020. For more information and instructions on how to apply, visit our registration page at

Registration Details

To register, visit our registration page at

The cost is $90 for SCBWI members, $100 for nonmembers, and $72 for student members.

Optional Extras

Art Director Assignment: Please read the instructions for the Art Director Assignment by following this link. Register online. Cost is $10. Complete your illustration at home and upload a medium resolution JPG to a shared Dropbox folder* by September 5. Receive feedback from senior designer Andrea Miller or editor Katie Heit in an open format at the meeting. (Feedback provided orally in front of all attendees.)  *Link to the Dropbox folder will be provided by August 1.

One-on-One Critiques: (Please only register for one critique; either one portfolio critique or one manuscript/dummy critique.) Critique materials are due by August 14.

Portfolio Review via Zoom link: Register online. Members $45, nonmembers $55. Please see our registration page for submission guidelines. Portfolio critiques are 15 minutes long. Feedback will be provided orally. Your portfolio should include six or fewer portfolio-ready illustrations/sketches.

Manuscript Critique or Dummy Critique: Register online. Members $45, nonmembers $55. Please see our registration page for submission guidelines. Manuscript critiques are 15 minutes long with written comments provided.


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