Design a Bookmark Contest Forms Available Now!

December 12, 2016 | Sheilah

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Every year, Toronto Public Library runs a Bookmark Contest for children up through age 13.  Contest forms can be found at every branch and the contest runs from Dec. 10th, 2016 until Saturday Jan. 21, 2017.

One winner is chosen at each branch and bookmobile from each of the three age groups:

  • up to six years
  • seven to nine years
  • ten to 13 years

The three winners at the branch level receive a special book as a prize. The branch winners are then sent for central judging and from those wonderful pieces of art, 16 winners are chosen to have their designs made into bookmarks.

The contest has been running for decades and some of the winners have gone on to become professional artists.  This includes Tamsin Plant who won back in 1977 and came back to speak to winners years later.

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The Bookmark Contest is one of the highlights of the year for children's staff who love to see the originality and artistic ability evident in all the entries.

Take a look at past winners and be sure to encourage the children in your life to enter.