2012 Liz Conrad SCBWI Southern Breeze Scholarship Winner

This year's winner of the Liz Conrad Scholarship Fund is Shanda McCloskey! Shanda will receive free tuition to attend the 2012 Springmingle conference along with a free portfolio review.
     Competition was fierce since we have such talented illustrators in our Southern Breeze SCBWI region. However, we don't have a lot of illustrators. So if you didn't win this year, please try again next year!
     Along with a wonderful cover letter, here's the piece that really blew away the judges...

Here's Kathleen (left), Me (right), and Shanda (middle) receiving her award!


Natural History Illustration Workshop

I thought this would be of interest to some of our illustrators...
The Highlands Biological Station, an inter-institutional research center of the University of North Carolina, is offering its 2011 series of summer courses and workshops that can be taken for undergraduate OR graduate credit toward your academic program... Scholarships, Grants-in-aid of research for graduate students, and summer internships also available. Highlands, North Carolina, is located in the southern Blue Ridge Mountains, at an average elevation about 3,800 feet, and situated near the Nantahala National Forest, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cherokee Indian Reservation, Appalachian Trail, and the Blue Ridge Parkway. For more information and to apply, visit www.wcu.edu/hbs or e-mail hbs at email dot wcu dot edu.
There are several interesting classes along with the NATURAL HISTORY ILLUSTRATION WORKSHOP with Nancy Lowe called "Discover Life in America" (May 28 - June 1st). You can email me at elizabeth at dulemba dot com for more information or contact the school directly.


Scholarship Deadline Reminder


Hey Breezer Illustrators! The  deadline is approaching. If you haven't already, check out the details here and get your submissions ready. Then head over here to check out the details for Springmingle. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Elizabeth Dulemba (Illustrator Coordinator) at elizabeth at dulemba dot com, or Kathleen Bradshaw (Assistant Illustrator Coordinator) at klbradshaw at yahoo dot com. Good Luck!