Draw This!

A monthly art prompt, part of the SCBWI publication Insight. All submissions shown on the online gallery, and two winners featured in Insight, the website, and social media.

Draw This!

Draw This! is a monthly art prompt that is part of SCBWI Insight. Members have the opportunity each month to show their artwork in a social media gallery and two winning pieces are featured in the INSIGHT email and the on social media. The X (formerly known as Twitter) and Instagram galleries are open to public viewing, where agents, art directors, and editors can find our illustrator members.

SCBWI reserves the right not to confer this contest in any given month.


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Judith Henderson

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Jayden Huy An

January 2024 Prompt: DRAGON

All art considered must be appropriate for the children's book market.

Post your submission to Twitter, Instagram, and on your SCBWI Illustrator Gallery with the official keyword/hashtag: #scbwiDrawThis

Deadline for the monthly Draw This! is the last day of each month.

Submission Guidelines

You must be a current SCBWI member to submit.

Post your work to Instagram, X (formerly known as Twitter), and in your SCBWI Illustrator Gallery with the hashtag #SCBWIDrawThis.

Artwork must be inspired by the prompt word in some way.

Art may be the medium of your choice and may be B&W, grayscale, or color.

Vignettes, line art, and full-bleed art are welcome.

Failure to follow these guidelines will result in exclusion from the online gallery. For questions, email scbwidrawthis@scbwi.org.


We will check submissions on the following platforms:

SCBWI Illustrator Gallery 




Can I submit more than one piece of art?

You may submit more than one response to the prompt each month.  However, we will only highlight one selected image for each winner. Multiple submissions do not increase your chance of winning.

For illustrators working in a comic/graphic novel style: We advise submitting your strongest panel for easy viewing on social media, the website and in the INSIGHT e-newsletter.

Can I email you my art submissions?

You may only submit artwork for review on Instagram, Twitter, and on your SCBWI Illustrator Gallery using the #scbwiDrawThis keyword/hashtag.

Where can I see the art each month?

To view the artwork, go to Instagram and Twitter and type in #scbwiDrawThis in the search bar. You can also do a keyword search in the SCBWI Illustrator Gallery by searching the keyword #scbwiDrawThis. The entries for each month will be displayed. 

How can I enter my artwork?

You can enter your artwork by using the #scbwiDrawThis hashtag when you upload your artwork on Instagram, Twitter, and the SCBWI Illustrator Gallery.

Will I receive a notice in my email about the monthly prompt?

Your SCBWI Member Home will give you updates of things going on in SCBWI, including the monthly DrawThis Prompts. Additionally, the monthly e-newsletter INSIGHT includes the winners and the next month's prompt.


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