Friday, 4 May 2012

Sign up for the 2012 SCBWI Australia/NZ International conference to hone your craft, showcase your work, and meet industry professionals.

Look what's on for illustrators
at the Australia New Zealand SCBWI Conference 

Friday 29th June - Monday 2nd of July

Get in quickly to book yourself one of the limited places available.
Why should you be excited about this conference? Because as well as the fantastic panel discussions and keynote speakers, there are some fabulous opportunities to promote your work to publishers, learn new skills, and socialise ...

A chance to get your work seen by leading publishers and agents
SCBWI Australia is thrilled to be able to offer illustrator members the opportunity to showcase their work to leading publishing professionals. A private portfolio viewing will be held on Friday the 29th of June at 4.30pm for publishers, editor art directors, designers and agents. Following the private viewing, the exhibition is open to all conference attendees to join in and enjoy the artwork.
Full instructions on how to submit your portfolio

Important dates:
  • 1st June: email photo, bio and one image of your work to organisers for inclusion in the online catalogue (see below for instructions)
  • 15th June: Final date for submission of portfolios by mail (for SCBWI members not attending the conference.)
A chance to get constructive feedback on your work from an experienced industry professional
When you sign up for the conference, book yourself in for a one-on-one 20 minute critique of your portfolio with Jill Corcoran from the New York Herman Agency or a major commissioning Australian publisher

A chance to learn from established illustrators
Take an intensive, three hour masterclass with professional illustrators
THE ART OF DIPLOMACY how illustrators act as mediators and translators to get words and pictures talking to each other
 - with Sarah Davis.
More details here

A chance to doodle,sketch and socialise with your fellow illustrators - have fun and let your hair down!
Join us for the Illustrator Earlybird Breakfast Social 8.30am Sunday 1st July
Don't delay - Book today.
Click here to visit the conference website

For further details contact Frané Lessac ( or Sarah Davis (,
SCBWI Illustrator Coordinators
Lesley Vamos, Serena Geddes, and Andrea Edmonds,
illustrator Committee

Illustration and logo design by Lesley Vamos.
Copyright © 2012 SCBWI illustrator Coordinator, Australia and NZ, All rights reserved. 


  1. What's this Earlybird Breakfast Social? Sounds interesting. Great that there are more illustration related events this time. Well done.
    Can't do the full conference this time. Am I still allowed to join?

    1. Hi Gregory - While Sheryl is right, please email me via SCBWI website - we really are working towards getting illustrators more profile and opportunities at SCBWI and the illustrator leadership team is fantastic - frane Lessac, Sarah Davis, lesley Vamos, Andrea Edmunds, serena Geddes.


  2. Hi Greg.
    Unfortunately, the Breakfast Social is only for conference attendees. Hope you can make it to the next conference in 2014.
    best wishes
    Sheryl Gwyther