Fresh New Kicks Contest

Each winter, children and teens in grades 3-12 are invited to create their own shoe designs and submit them to the Library’s Fresh New Kicks competition for a chance to win a gift card toward their own pair of kicks. The concept is simple. Youth can choose a blank shoe template to draw and color in their own unique designs.

Submissions are accepted through February 10, and winners will be announced online on February 24. A winner and two runner-ups will be selected from each age group: Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, and Grades 9-12. Questions about the contest may be sent to Melody Lutz, Youth Programming Specialist, at


  1. Download a shoe design template or pick up a paper copy at your favorite library branch.
  2. Create your own unique design.
  3. Submit your design online through Google form or in-person at your nearest library location. Submissions accepted from January 13 through February 10, 2023.

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