The Daphne Public Library invites local students to participate in the upcoming 2021 “Back-to-School” Bookmark Contest. The contest is sponsored by the Friends of the Daphne Public Library and is open to students from K to 12th grades. There will be two divisions for competition: K-5th grades in Division I and 6th-12th grades in Division II. We invite local teachers, school librarians, educational specialists, and homeschool educators to use this contest to inspire creativity and the love of reading. Entries may be submitted either as a class assignment or by individual students. This year’s bookmark contest will offer a classroom /homeschool group incentive. The class/or homeschool teacher of the two overall first place winners will receive a $25.00 gift certificate.
Each entry should include the child’s first/last name, grade, school name, and home phone number on the back of the bookmark. The bookmarks should be made from cardstock. Bookmark designs should relate to reading, a specific book, the library, a favorite character, or author. Neatness and originality are important elements in this contest. Digital art work will not be accepted. The contest entries are due on September 24th.
First, second, and third place awards will be determined for each school grade. The overall top three winners in each division will be chosen based on talent and design, independent of the age group, and will have their bookmark entry framed and displayed for one month in the Daphne Library Atrium. Additionally, the first place overall winners will receive copies of their bookmarks for family, friends, and classmates. All grade level winners will receive ribbons and the 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place overall winners from Divisions 1&2 will receive gift cards.
The Daphne Library invites all students in K-12th grade to participate in this annual event.