Bookmark Contest

This Year's Theme:
School libraries are for everyone


  • Pollard's deadline is February 7th. 
  • Pollard judges will select a winner and two honorable mentions.  
  • A panel that includes published authors and illustrators will judge the state level entries.  
  • At the end of March, 1st place and honorable mentions will be announced.
  • On May 1st, 1st place and honorable mentions will be honored in an awards ceremony at An Unlikely Story in Plainville, MA. 


  • Start early! Sketch and draft a few ideas before settling on your final idea.  
  • Judges will be consider both artistic merit and depiction of the contest theme.  The theme is very important!   
  • Remember that all work must be original.  You can't copy and paste or hand trace images you find online, and you can't use licensed characters from books, movies, TV shows, comics, etc.
  • Look at Division IV (grades 7-12) past winners on this page under "Bookmark Archive" to get inspired.   

Visit the library or see the contest website for more information and entry forms.

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