Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

JambaLAya 2021 Portfolio Critique and Showcase Information

Illustration Portfolio Critique And Consultation Information

Maria Middleton, Art Director at Candlewick will do a limited number of portfolio critiques with a 10-minute Zoom consultation on June 16-17 beginning at 4:30 pm. Portfolio critiques and consultations are for conference registrants ONLY and are on a first come/first served basis. There are a limited number of critiques available, so register early.

Please email your digital portfolio of up to 12 images by June 5, 2021 to
Denise Gallagher, Illustrator Coordinator, at

You must be registered for the Conference to register for the Portfolio Critique.
The date/time for your 10-minute  Zoom consultation will be emailed to you.

Cost of the critique is an additional $50.

Portfolio Showcase Information

Registration in the Portfolio Showcase is FREE but should be confirmed when registering for the Conference. THE PORTFOLIO SHOWCASE WILL BE CAPPED AT 25 ILLUSTRATORS.

A winner will be announced at the end of the Conference and will receive free tuition to JambaLAya KidLit Conference 2022. The winner will also be invited to create the 2022 JambaLAya Conference illustration, which will include a link to the winner’s website and/or social media.

Please email your digital portfolio of up to three (3) images to
Denise Gallagher, Illustrator Coordinator at
Deadline to email, and to be registered for the Portfolio Showcase, is June 5, 2021.
The Portfolio Showcase will be displayed in a JambaLAya Conference Album on our
SCBWI-LouisianaMississippi Facebook Page and Maria Middleton will judge the Showcase.

Portfolio Showcase: FREE With Registration

Still have questions? Contact Illustrator Coordinator Denise Gallagher at