Huge thank you and congratulations to our wonderful ARA Sheryl Gwyther (Queensland) who was awarded the RAM award (Regional Advisor Marketing Awards) to market her middle grade novel, Sweet Adversity, which is to be published by Harper Collins Australia in July 2018. It has been a 10 year journey of development and SCBWI has supported her through initially the WOOP grant and now RAM.
Apart from the financial support, the belief in her work has helped her to continue her journey of reaching publication. She also won the Work-in-progress Grant in 2013 for development of Sweet Adversity. The award is US$2000 towards the launch and marketing of her new book. THANK YOU!!!!!!
Huge thank you again and congratulations also to our fabulous coordinator, Nicole Godwin (ACT) for winning the Tribute Scholarship to the SCBWI NY Conference. Her passion for the environment and saving threatened animals has found a home in her books for children. Nicole is tireless in our new region of ACT Canberra leading a committee that is making SCBWI a real community in that region.
As Australia East & New Zealand covers two countries and 5 states, I develop and work with leadership in each state and country. Awards recognising our leadership are important in supporting our regions. I am extremely grateful for the acknowledgment and support by SCBWI Head Office, Steve and Lin.
The awards and grants are open across the whole 70 chapters of SCBWI and we encourage all members to apply for those applicable to you. You can find more information about them here. Authors can read more here and for illustrators click here.
We love celebrating our great work and successes in Australia East & New Zealand.