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Indi-500 (word) Challenge!

Indi-500 (word) Challenge

We’re kicking off 2022 with our second annual Indi-500 (word) Challenge! And this year we have TWO contests: one for writers and one for illustrators. This is an SCBWI Nebraska members-only race to finish a 500-word story or create an illustration in 48 hours.

• The live kick-off event will take place on Zoom at 7:00 p.m. on January 21.

• All completed stories and illustrations are due by 11:59 p.m. (Central Time) on January 23.

• The selected winner will get a free critique of a polished PB manuscript or first chapter of a MG/YA novel from an editor or free portfolio review from an art director. Runners up will receive a free webinar.

• The complete set of rules and registration can be found here.

To participate, you must be a member of the Nebraska region and you must register. Only those who have registered will receive the link to access the kick-off event and have their entries considered for the contest.