Deadline for the Jack Reid Scholarship Competition

Happy Monday! Just a quick reminder that the deadline for the Jack Reid Scholarship is today October 21, 2015. Two scholarships, one for a writer and one for an illustrator will be awarded. Here’s more info from our regional website:

ETA: Correction–the deadline is October 21st, not September 21st! My apologies for any confusion.


In memory of longtime volunteer Jack Reid, the MD/DE/WV SCBWI Region offers two scholarships, one for a writer and one for an illustrator, to the March 19-20 conference.  Writers wishing to apply should send up to 10 double-spaced pages of a work for children or young adults. Illustrators should send up to 3 jpg selections of their work. A cover letter, stating reason for applying, should accompany all entries.  When entering, state the year in which you are applying for a scholarship.

Applicants should include name on cover letters, but not in actual manuscripts or illustrations.  Submissions will be judged anonymously by the scholarship committee.

Please note that applicants must be current SCBWI members, living within our MD/DE/WV region and not currently represented by a literary agent or with a project (manuscript or illustrations) currently under contract.

Email your submission to by Oct. 21, 2015.  Winners will be announced by Nov. 4, 2015.

Best of luck to all those who are submitting!

About Laura Bowers

Laura is a writer, runner, reader, runDisney addict, blogger/vlogger at Write, Run, Rejoice and Joyful Miles, mom of two awesome boys, wife of one fantastic husband, excellent chili maker, and obsessive list keeper. She loves run-on sentences and adverbs. She also still thinks Spice World was an awesome movie and feels no shame about that.
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3 Responses to Deadline for the Jack Reid Scholarship Competition

  1. I encourage the local officers to consider changing the title to the Jack and Marty Reid scholarship. Both of them did an amazing amount during their writing careers to lay the groundwork for where we are today.

  2. Wait, is today the deadline or October 21st?

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