Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Awards Criteria & Submissions

Writers Awards

Each year at the Golden Gate Conference, we award the annual Golden Gate Writer’s Award–one for a picture book and one for a MG or YA novel. 

Faculty will choose candidates for the Writer’s Award from those writers who submit their work for a paid manuscript critique. 

Winners receive:

A mention on our website

A complimentary registration for the Golden Gate Conference 2021

Note: Once you have been given an award, you are not eligible to win an award again for three years.

Illustrator Award

A faculty committee will select “Best in Show” candidates from all portfolios displayed at the Golden Gate Conference. The “Best in Show” will receive a complimentary registration for Illustrator Day 2020.

Please note: The Golden Gate Portfolio Award is now awarded to attendees of our annual Illustrator’s Day event in September.