Bookmark Contest

Show us your creative side and enter the 2018 FVRL Bookmark Contest! Your local library will be accepting entries from February 1-28.

Who is eligible?

  • Children and teens in grades K-12 who live or attend school in Clark, Skamania or Klickitat county, Yale Valley Library District or the Woodland School District may enter.
  • Homeschoolers should enter at the comparable grade level.

How to enter

  • There is no theme this year, so your design is only limited by your imagination.
  • Complete your design on an official entry form.
  • The design must be your own original work.
  • Please don't use lead pencils or fluorescent markers, don't sketch lightly (it doesn't show up), and no computer-generated art. 
  • Completely fill out your name and entry information.
  • Submit your entry by Wednesday, February 28, to any FVRL library or bookmobile. Winners will be announced March 20.

How the contest works

  • Your local public library will choose a winner for each of four grade categories (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12).
  • Local finalists will each receive his/her bookmark framed.
  • The four winning entries from each library will be entered into the final districtwide, grand-prize-winning contest.
  • The grand-prize-winning bookmarks become property of the library district and will be displayed on the library’s website and printed for library use.

Bookmarks will be judged on:

  • Design
  • Originality
  • Reproducibility

Congratulations to the 2016 Winners!

The 2016 contest had winners in nine different grade categories. Top to bottom, left to right: Lou K, Kindergarten; Lusa F, grade 1; Lila S, grade 2; Joymae C, grades 9-12; Kyler H, grade 3; Victoriya Y, grade 4; Tamsyn L, grade 5; Adalie S, grade 6; Avalin S, grades 7-8.

bookmark art of otter driving a book that is a race car     bookmark art of books excercising in the woods

bookmark art of purple book chasing a green bookmark as they approach the finish line of a race     bookmark art of person in boat rowing across the sea toward the moon with goldfish leaping all around

bookmark art of reading rocket blasting off     bookmark art of a bookworm atop stack of books on a green background     bookmark art of little mice climbing stacks of books in yellow background     bookmark art of rocket made of books in space     bookmark art of blacktop disppearing into a book on the horizon

Visit our Flickr collection to view art from all the contest finalists from 2016.