Sponsored by
Southern Breeze SCBWI

The Southern Breeze Annual Contests offer their members a focused audience with top professionals in the industry. annualThis unique opportunity spawns excitement each year as Breezers put their knowledge and talents to the test. Manuscripts are critiqued and fine tuned until typed words become eclipsed by story. Creative possibilities for illustrations are brainstormed, critiqued, and transformed into adventurous scenes that capture their imaginations.

They’re blessed with a region full of talented members anxious to cultivate their craft. They hope contest submissions will receive comments from the judges that will help nurture and strengthen their members.

Each year they look forward to announcing the judge’s winning choices at their fall conference. Friends, associates, and critique group buddies enthusiastically celebrate each other’s successes.

Watching dreams unfold as some of the winning submissions have risen to contracts, and become published books, energizes each of their ambitious goals. Of course their highest desire is for it to be difficult to tell who the true winners are…the authors and illustrators, or the children.

With best wishes,
Claudia, Jo, and Heather

Claudia Pearson, Jo S. Kittinger & Heather L. Montgomery
Regional Advisors & Assistant RA
Southern Breeze Region (Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi)
Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators