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Picture Book Mentorship with award-winning illustrator David Diaz

Heidi earned an illustration mentorship with David Diaz through SCBWI Nevada. Diaz won a Caldecott for his illustrations in Smoky Night.

Grand Prize awarded by Detroit Contra Artist Tom Thewes

Detroit Contra Artist Tom Thewes (www.contraprojects.com/artists/tom-thewes) awarded Grand Prize to Heidi for her entries "Mr. True Time Teller" and "Maximum Voice." The show, entitled "West of Center," was featured at Northville Art House.

PAL status, SCBWI

The Scrumbler (www.thescrumbler.com), a British literary magazine for children, has accepted one of Heidi's collages for Issue 4. She earned PAL (Published and Listed) status from SCBWI.

Highlights Foundation Writer’s Workshop

Heidi studied writing for the novel at Highlights.

American Library Association (ALA) Award

Heidi received Best of Show for newsletter illustration and graphic design for Jump: Fun stuff just for kids.

SCBWI Nevada Mentorship Recipient

Heidi earned a picture book mentorship with author and illustrator Teri Sloat.

Highlights Foundation Writer’s Workshop in Chautauqua

Heidi received a partial scholarship from SCBWI to study picture book writing at Highlights.

Silver Addys won at Ann Arbor ADDY® Awards

At the 2009 Addy Award Competition in Ann Arbor, Heidi earned three Silver Addys, including two for Jump: Fun stuff just for kids, and one for promotional illustration.

Four Silver Addys received at Ann Arbor ADDY® Awards

Heidi earned four Silver Addys in the 2008 Addy Award Competition in Ann Arbor for the Scrap Box, promotional illustrations for childrens’ stories, the Ann Arbor District Library’s Jump: Fun stuff just for kids and poster art for the Ann Arbor Book Festival.

American Library Association (ALA) Award

Heidi received an Honorable Mention for newsletter illustration and graphic design for Jump: Fun stuff just for kids.

Don Freeman Grant Competition Recognition

Heidi received Runner-Up in the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators’ 2007 Don Freeman Grant Competition. Don Freeman was best known for Corduroy, which was considered for the Caldecott Medal.

Panel discussion on picture books

At the Ann Arbor Book Festival, Heidi participated in a panel on publishing picture books at The University of Michigan. The panel consisted of acclaimed authors and illustrators alike, from Shutta Crum, (shutta.com) Lisa Wheeler (www.lisawheelerbooks.com) and Kathleen Hartung (www.susanhartung.com) to graphic novelist and illustrator Ruth McNally Barshaw (www.ruthexpress.com). Heidi discussed her perspective on the challenges of breaking into the business and what she has learned from Kathleen Hartung during a year-long picture book mentorship.

Heidi finds tiny baby under cabbage leaf

After 6 years of gardening, Heidi and her husband found sweet baby Lauren under a cabbage leaf. She crawled up the stem of a sunflower, hung her toes out to dry and has been our little ray of sunshine ever since.

Top 10 illustration at the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators

One of Heidi's illustrations ranked Top 10 at the 2006 SCBWI conference in New York, where 150 entries were submitted. The conference featured speakers such as children's book legends Tomie de Paola, David Diaz, and Marc Brown. Heidi's artwork was auctioned off to the highest bidder.

Illustration Mentorship Awarded

Heidi won the Grand Prize in SCBWI-Michigan's 2006 Picture Book competition — a year-long mentorship with illustrator Susan Kathleen Hartung (www.susanhartung.com). Ms. Hartung has worked with many noted publishers, including Viking and HarperCollins, is a member of SCBWI and founding member of the Picture Book Artists Association (PBAA) (www.picturebookartists.org ).

Gold Addy & two Silvers received at 6th District Addy Awards

Heidi earned a Gold and two Silver Addys at the 2007 Addy Awards 6th District competition for illustration. This second level of the three-tiered competition included entries from Illinois, Indiana and Michigan.

Awarded Best of Show at Ann Arbor ADDY® Gala

Heidi took home Best of Show in the 2007 ADDY awards for her Ann Arbor Book Festival “book tower” illustration. In total, 173 entries were submitted by area advertising agencies and freelancers, vying for a coveted ADDY. Heidi also earned four Gold ADDYs and three Silver Addys for illustrations created on behalf of the Ann Arbor Book Festival, the Ann Arbor District Library, and promotional illustrations of her children’s stories. The ADDY Awards is a highly respected advertising competition, with over 60,000 entries submitted each year.

Silver Addy received at Addy Awards 6th District competition

Heidi earned a Silver Addy at the 2006 Addy Awards 6th District competition for her work on The Ann Arbor Book Festival poster. This second level of competition in the American Advertising Federation’s Addy Awards included entries from Illinois, Indiana and Michigan.

Four Addy Awards won at local level

Heidi received four Addy Awards for illustration and design at the 2006 Gala in Ann Arbor, including one Gold and three Silver Addys. This is the second year the illustrator has received accolades for her work for the Ann Arbor Book Festival. In 2004, the inaugural Ann Arbor Book Festival poster "First Sign of Spring” also won Gold and Silver Addy Awards.

ANN ARBOR NEWS: A bookish butterfly on festival souvenirs

Northville artist's design will appear on a poster and a shirt that benefit the 2-year-old event

This year, a bookish butterfly takes off for the Ann Arbor Book Festival, a change from last year's book-reading robin. Heidi Woodward, who also designed last year's poster, morphs a butterfly into a book, whose title — "Metomorphoses,” the collection of mythic poems by the Roman writer Ovid — is printed along the book's spine. The veins and shadows on the butterfly wings are phrases, in Latin, from the book. READ MORE

ANN ARBOR NEWS: Ann Arbor Book Festival will add another chapter Monday

Now in its third year, event seems solidly in place on Ann Arbor’s schedule. READ MORE

 

 
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