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Get Creative with the Design-A-Bookmark Contest

Hector Jiang with his winning bookmarks

Hey kids! Here’s your chance to show us what you love about the Library with our annual Design-a-Bookmark Contest. Simply draw a design in the template that reflects what you love about the library and reading.

Get the template. Once downloaded, you'll need to open it in a PDF viewer to see the document properly (it doesn't always display correctly in your browser).

Twelve winners will be announced during Ontario Public Library Week, Oct. 16 to 22, and published on our website. Winning bookmarks will be printed and distributed in Ajax Library Branches each month in 2017. Winners will receive 25 copies of their bookmark.





Kindergarten – Grade 3

Grades 4 – 6

Grades 7 – 8



Saturday, Oct. 1



  • Draw a design within the template celebrating why you love your library. 
  • Limited to one entry per person. 
  • Designs must be the original work of the artist. Computer generated art is not accepted. Do not use licensed or copyrighted cartoon characters.
  • Submit your design on the official contest entry form. Forms are available in the above link, or can be picked up at any branch.
  • Bookmarks are judged on creativity, originality and neatness. 
  • Artists must be in Kindergarten through Grade 8, or between the ages of 5 and 14 years old. 
  • Artists must live in Ajax, Ontario. 
  • Entries become the property of the Ajax Public Library.