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2018 Spring Spirit Logo Contest


2018 Spring Spirit Logo Contest Official Rules

Design our logo for the annual Spring Spirit Conference! The winner gets lots of perks–not just bragging rights! You have all raised the bar on logo submissions these past few years, and we want to reward you accordingly. (Well, as much as nonprofit can.) 

Contest is now closed! A big thank you to our entrants


The designer of the 2018 winning logo will receive*:

1. A $50 gift card to their choice of either Aaron Brothers stores or! Runner up will get a $25 card. (Both will earn lots of appreciation, too!).

2. Free registration to the 2018 Spring Spirit Conference, an up to $225 value!**  

3. Attendance at the exclusive faculty-only dinner the night before the conference to schmooze with editors and agents. Value: priceless!

4. The winning image, with the artist’s signed name, will also be displayed prominently on the SCBWI regional webpage (with international reach) starting Dec 2017, in the regional newsletter, and will be unveiled in person at our region's Holiday Mixer.


Rules. Please read carefully!

1. Entrants must be a current member of SCBWI CA North/Central. (Yes, we check.)

2. Past winners (1st place) of the 2016 or 2017 Spring Spirit Logo Contest are not eligible for the 2018 contest. If you won an honorable mention, you’re good to enter.

3. Art may be any medium/style but must be delivered in digital format.

4. Must include “SCBWI Spring Spirit 2018”within the artwork. Bonus points for including “”

5. Plan for a place to sign your name and include your website in the image BUT DO NOT INCLUDE IT IN THE SUBMISSION (it will be added after the winner is chosen through blind judging).

6. Images must be a JPEG attachment and sized at 1024 x 373 pixels (or 3.413 x 1.243 inches according to Photoshop) at 300 dpi.

7. Entries must be received at by 11:59 PM on November 5, 2017Deadline extended to 11:59 on November 12, 2017!

This year only, since it wasn't clear in the rules and a member asked, you may enter more than one image to the logo contest.

Please don't share your artwork/entry for the logo contest on your Facebook page or wall (until judging is finished). We set up the entries as blind judging and having them on FB means the judges may accidentally see them and put a name to an entry. 


Judging will be based on the following criteria:

1. Relationship to the theme Spring Spirit

2. Appropriateness for children’s literature

3. Submission requirements met


Some useful info

Previous winners:




Have you created your artwork in traditional/physical media and need it scanned? These stores have scanners that can convert your image to a file for your disc or flash drive.

FedEx Office




Any questions should be sent to Angelica R. Jackson, CA North/Central’s Illustrator Coordinator, at


*The fine print:

*SCBWI CA North/Central will assume all rights to the logo to use appropriately in all conference-related materials and promotions, and logo may possibly appear in future regional postings. Full credit to the artist will be given at every opportunity.

**Free Spring Spirit 2018 registration is for the winning artist only, for the 2018 conference, and is not transferable.

***The region reserves the right to not choose, award, or use a winning entry(s), and/or use an alternative process to create a 2018 logo.


DEADLINE: Entries must be received at by 11:59 PM on November 5, 2017. No exceptions.