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Library Card Design Contest

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Call to Artists, Creatives, and Library Lovers

Submit your artwork to our Library Card Design Contest before February 19 and you could win $100! 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Boynton Beach City Library.

The Boynton Beach City Library invites artists of all ages to submit an original design to its first ever library card design contest. One winning design will be chosen for each library card category: one children’s card, one tween/teen card, and one adult card. The three winners will be each awarded a $100 cash prize from the Friends of the Boynton Beach City Library. The winning designs will be printed and available to Boynton Beach City Library customers in the summer of 2020.

  • Design entry submission period: January 20 - February 19, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Winners notified: February 26, 2020
  • Winners announced, awards presented: March 3, 2020 at City Commission meeting
  • Open to City of Boynton Beach residents
    • Excludes City of Boynton Beach employees
  • Artwork must be original, previously unpublished, and free of copyright restrictions
  • Designs must incorporate libraries, reading, or illustrate the Library's mission to enrich lives by inspiring learning and nurturing creativity
    • The Library reserves the right to deny entry to submissions deemed inappropriate due to the use of derogatory language or imagery, use of copyrighted materials, or entries that do not incorporate appropriate themes and designs. 
  • Entries must be accompanied by a signed entry form including: name, address, email address, phone number, and library card category:
    • Child, Tween/Teen, or Adult
  • Participants may submit only one entry per library card category
  • Each category is open to submissions from artists of all ages
  • Submissions may be in any art medium (pencil, pen, paint, crayon, digital, etc.).
  • Print artwork will be accepted on a high quality 8.5" x 11" paper
  • Digital artwork must be high resolution (minimum 300dpi) and submitted in one of the following formats:
    • .jpeg, .png, .eps, or .pdf
  • All designs must adhere to the dimensions of the library card and keychain card
    • Card image area: 3.375" by 2.125"
    • Keychain card image area: 2.125" by 1.125"
    • Do not place critical art or text near the edges
  • Artwork will be printed on the front side only and may be designed for either horizontal or vertical orientation. Boynton Beach City Library will be printed on the front of each card.
  • For modifications under the ADA, please call 561.742.6241 or (Florida Relay) 711.
  • ​​​​​​All entries must include a signed Participant Entry Form 
    • Printed copies available at the Library's Customer Relations desk
    • For an accessible form or ADA modifications, please contact the Library.
  • For digital artwork,  use this template and specifications
  • For freehand artwork, print this template to fill in what you think our next library card should look like
    • Must be printed on a high quality letter size paper (8.5" x 11"). 
    • Printed copies available at the Library's Customer Relations desk

Submit your design and signed entry form by 5:00 p.m. on February 19, 2020 via one of the following:

  • Email: Send to Allison Killip. Include contest and participant name in subject.
  • Mail: Send to Allison Killip, Boynton Beach City Library, 115 N. Federal Hwy. Boynton Beach FL, 33435. Do not fold the artwork.
  • Drop Off: Only accepted during library business hours.

Questions? Contact Marketing and Outreach Manager Allison Killip via email or phone: 561.742.6886.