Let Freedom Read: Banned Books Week Teen Art Contest

Friday, September 22, 2023

Let Freedom Read Teen Art Contest

#Express Yourself, Win Prizes

Feeling creative? Want to make an impact? Help us promote a discussion about censorship, book bans and the freedom to read that centers teen voices just like yours! All you have to do is draw, paint, collage or otherwise create a square piece of artwork inspired by the American Library Association’s 2023 theme – Let Freedom Read – and join us at a Teen Advisory Board meeting from September 25 through October 6 for a chance to win prizes and showcase your talent!

Email JPLYouthservices@coj.net for an entry form (or pick on up at your local library). For more information about Banned Books Week at the Library or ALA's 2023 theme, visit bannedbooksweek.org

#Rules and Instructions:

You can use whatever materials you like. However, the finished artwork must fit on a square canvas (of at least 1080x1080 pixels). You'll submit that, along with your name, age, email address (or phone number), the title of the artwork, and a short statement about what (or who) inspired you. 

#Important Dates and Details:

#Prizes Up for Grabs:

  • The top winner gets a $25 Chamblin’s gift card and a “Read Banned Books” tumbler.
  • Two runners-up receive a kit to personalize their own tote bags.
  • All three winning designs will be printed on bookmarks.

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