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  • August 1, 2023

Bookmark Contest

Bookmark Contest

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Bookmark Contest

bookmark contest

Calling all creative kids & teens!

Young people from kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to celebrate books, reading, and art by participating in our 44th Annual Bookmark Contest!

Starting September 5, 2023, and until October 21, 2023, we’re looking for drawings, paintings, and designs from all ages that celebrate books, reading, libraries, or whatever you’d like to create!

Contest Information

Participants will compete in the following categories for a chance to see their designs featured at their local library and across LA County.

  • Kindergarten – Grade 2
  • Grades 3 – 5
  • Grades 6 – 8
  • Grades 9 – 12

Be creative and have fun! Please use your original creations (no cartoon characters). Artists must reside in LA County to compete. One entry per person. All entries become the property of LA County Library.

The deadline for submissions is October 21, 2023.

Each library will select a local winner in each grade level category in November. Grand prize winners for each LA County supervisorial district will be selected by the Board of Supervisors in the spring; these 20 winning designs will be made into bookmarks, available across all our libraries in 2024.

Past Winners

Need inspiration? Explore winning bookmarks from past years on our BiblioBoard collection.

Bookmark winners collage

Submit Your Design

Visit your local library to pick up an entry for or download an entry form here.

Options to submit your entry form:

  • Scan and submit online
  • Return to any LA County Library location
  • Mail your entry to:
    LA County Library, Attn. Bookmark Contest
    12348 Imperial Hwy, Norwalk, CA 90650

We can’t wait to see what you create!

Special thanks to this year’s Bookmark Contest sponsors:

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