Bookmark Design Contest 2023



Design a one-of-a-kind bookmark inspired by the 2022 Summer Reading theme “Find Your Voice” or that celebrates books, reading, and libraries. All submitted designs will be entered into the Bookmark Design Contest and winners’ bookmarks will be printed and distributed during the Summer Reading Program. Contest forms are available for download on the library’s website(PDF, 354KB)  or can be picked up from any of the three Alameda Free Library locations.

Bookmark Design Contest entries must be submitted by Saturday, April 30, 2023 to the Check Out desk at any Alameda Free Library location. Entries will be judged according to four age categories:

  • ages 5-8

  • ages 9-11

  • ages 12-18

  • 19+

Winners will be announced in early May. All entries submitted by people under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian signature for the artwork to be entered into the Bookmark Design Contest.

Contest Rules:

  • Designs must be original and must fit the slogan “Find Your Voice” or celebrates books, reading, and libraries.

  • Designs may be either horizontal or vertical. Use the bookmark space provided and turn in the whole form intact.

  • Any 2D art medium may be used (crayons, markers, colored pencils, etc.). Please no computer generated images or 3D materials (glitter, glued items, etc.).

  • Do not write your name or place any other identifying marks on the bookmark itself.

  • Do not use copyrighted characters, logos, clip art, etc.

  • Judges will select winners based on originality, creativity, reproducibility, and neatness.

  • All entries must be received by 5:00 p.m. on April 30th.

  • Only one entry per person will be accepted and decisions of the judges are final.

  • All entries become the property of Alameda Free Library and may be reproduced for public distribution, displayed in the library, and posted to the library's social media channels and website. Alameda Free Library may use each winner's name, design, and photo for publicity purposes. 


Submission Form

Bookmark Contest 2023 Form(PDF, 354KB)