Bookmark Contest

A Pollard student once again received recognition in the year's MSLA Bookmark Contest!

Congratulations to Sleggie Figueroa, who won the schoolwide contest and also an Honorable Mention for her bookmark design for the 2023 MSLA Bookmark Contest.  Please see this link to view her winning design!


2023's Contest Theme:
My Library Gives Me Superpowers!

Official MSLA Contest Website

Contest Timeline 

  • January 31: All Pollard entries due by the end of the day. 

    • Pollard judges will select a winner.  

    • The Pollard winner's bookmark will be sent to the state level.

  • Online voting will take place in March.  Once the date is known, it will be posted here and announced.  


  • Start early! Sketch and draft a few ideas before settling on your final idea.  

  • Judges will consider both artistic merit and depiction of the contest theme. 

  • The theme "My Library Gives Me Superpowers" is very important!  Celebrate your school library program by designing a bookmark showing activities, lessons, resources, and/or experiences your school library and librarian provide that give you and other students “superpowers.”  Here are some questions to help you think about the theme: What are some “superpowers” that students might develop as a result of being in a library and/or reading books? How do libraries/books help students to grow and learn?  What are some special skills or knowledge that you have gained from libraries/books? In what ways do libraries/books make you feel strong, smart, and/or powerful?  What are some of your favorite experiences or activies in the library?

  • Look at Division IV (grades 7-12) past winners to get inspired.  2022.     2020     2019

  • Use markers, crayons, pens, pencils, pastels (note: gel pens do not copy well)

  • Check your spelling!

  • Visit the Pollard library or see the contest website for more information.


  • Use this ENTRY FORM for submission.
  • Do not enlarge or diminish the entry form.
  • The bookmark outline must be 10 1/8" in height and 3" wide.
  • Digital artwork is allowed but must be original. 
  • ALL ARTWORK MUST BE ORIGINAL. This applies to BOTH hand-drawn and digital works.
  • NO licensed, recognizable characters may be used (from books, tv, movies, comics, etc). 
  • Use of recognizably licensed artwork will result in disqualification. 

2022 Results 
Pollard's David Ozojiofor won second place in the statewide contest for Division IV!  
Contest Theme: Reset, Recharge, Reimagine 

David Ozojilofor's winning bookmark

image of 2022 Pollard winners for the bookmark contest

2021 - State Contest was Cancelled

2020 Results 

Mia Maffeo of Cluster 7-1 was the winner of the Pollard Bookmark Contest!

Contest Theme: School Libraries build strong communities! 

Pollard bookmark winner 2020

2019 Results 

Pollard's Caroline Pollan was the statewide winner for Division IV!
Contest Theme: School libraries are for everyone

Bookmark contest 2019
2019 Winners and Honorable Mentions at the Awards Ceremony, May 1, 2019. 
Caroline is in the back row, 2nd from the right.

Bookmark contest winners and honorable mentions, 2019

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