In partnership with 1st Source Bank, SJCPL is proud to present the 27th annual Create-A-Bookmark contest.
Aspiring artists (grades 1-12) are challenged to create a bookmark inspired by elements—quotes, characters, stories—of their favorite book. Submission forms can be picked up or dropped off at any SJCPL branch or South Bend 1st Source Bank location between Friday, January 25, and Friday, March 15, 2019.
For the third year in a row, a People’s Choice Award will be given out. The public can vote for their favorite bookmark by clicking “Like” on entries posted in the library’s 2019 Create-A-Bookmark Facebook album between March 27 and April 9, 2019.
An exhibit of the winning bookmarks will be on display from April 11-May 12, 2019, on the Main Library’s 2nd Floor Lobby. All winners will be invited to attend an awards ceremony on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in the Main Library’s Humphreys Multimedia Room, 304 S. Main St., South Bend, at 6:30 p.m. Winners will also receive a prize courtesy of 1st Source Bank, and winning entries will be distributed to SJCPL and South Bend 1st Source Bank locations.
Entries are grouped into four grade categories: 1-3, 4-6, 7-8, and 9-12.
All artwork must be done in black marker or ink.
Bookmarks must be original with no outside assistance in design or execution.
Multiple entries allowed; each participant is only eligible to win one prize
Entries must be submitted on the Create-A-Bookmark form, available at SJCPL and South Bend 1st Source Bank locations.
Click here to download an entry form for this year's contest, and check out the 2018 winners below.
SJCPL thanks 1st Source Bank for sponsoring our Create-A-Bookmark Contest