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The Friends of the Mildred Whipple Library Present:

2020 Artwork Contest

Contest Dates

  • August 1 - September 30, 2020: Design and submit artwork (previous deadline August 31)

  • October 31, 2020: Contest winners announced (see the winning artwork below!)

  • December 2020: Art designs are now available! Click HERE to visit the Mildred and Friends store.

Art Contest Winners

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Contest Rules & Submission Guidelines

Who Can Enter?

Any community member, patron, or neighbor of the North Douglas Library District may enter. Staff members and board members may not enter the contest. NDLD shall have the right to verify, in its sole judgment, entrant and winner eligibility. The contest is void where prohibited.



What Types of Artwork Are Eligible?

  • The artwork must represent the theme of books, North Douglas County, and/or reading in imagery only. Artwork must contain no words. Artists may include their signature on design submissions.

  • Artwork must fit on 8 ½” x 11” paper.

  • Designs must be the original work of the entrant.

  • Computer-generated images may be used, but all components must be completely original. You may not use any copied images.

  • Designs should be in color.

  • Limit three (3) entries per contestant.


What Are The Awards?

A prize will be awarded for First Place in each age group:

  • Adults (18+),

  • Teens (6th-12th grades), and

  • Children (birth through 5th grade).


Honorable Mentions may also be recognized. Artwork may be showcased on the North Douglas Library District’s website and/or social media of North Douglas Library District and Mildred Whipple Library.


First Prize: A lifetime library card, $25 art supply gift certificate, and a collection of the “swag” items created with the winning art.


Possible Honorable Mention: A lifetime library card and a $15 art supply gift certificate.


How Will Awards Be Determined?

Entries will be vetted for adherence to eligibility standards and usability by NDLD staff. Pieces that are considered acceptable will be judged by a panel of librarians, board members and community members. Awards will be announced by October 31, 2020. The decision of the judges is final.


How Many Designs May I Submit?

Up to three (3) designs may be submitted by a single individual during the contest period. Individuals submitting more than the limit will have all entries disqualified.

How Can I Submit A Design?

A hard copy –OR– electronic version of the design must be submitted in accordance with the Entry Form requirements by end of day on September 30, 2020.

  • Artwork may be submitted electronically through the following submission form (submissions now closed).

  • Entries may be submitted in person during curbside hours or in the book drop, with preference for hand delivery to protect the art. No mail-in entries will be accepted.

  • Receipt of entries will be acknowledged.

  • Each entry must be signed on the back, in case entry and entry form become separated. Include a completed and signed entry form attached with a paperclip.

  • Include a signed copy of the Artwork Contest Rules. Download a copy of the Rules and Entry Form here:


What Rights Will NDLD Retain In Submitted Designs?

Your entry to the contest constitutes a grant from you to NDLD of a free perpetual non-exclusive license authorizing your design to be displayed by NDLD or by third parties with NDLD permission, to be used on the NDLD website, and to be used in NDLD advertisements and other NDLD promotional materials including book bags, t-shirts, stickers and the like. Artists will receive design credit in the Friends’ store but will not earn commissions from sales or be able to promote other work for sale (artists may leave business cards with contact information).


All entries must be free of claims and rights of third parties. NDLD reserves the right to make minor modifications to art and context. NDLD is not responsible for damage to or theft of artwork. Submitted artwork will not be returned.


What Rights Will Entrants Retain?

Entrants retain all other rights to future use of their artwork except as specified.

May Entrants Sell Their Submitted Design?

 Yes, but the purchaser must be advised that NDLD retains the rights enumerated in “WHAT RIGHTS WILL NDLD RETAIN IN SUBMITTED DESIGNS?”

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