Design a Bookmark Contest is back!

Showcase your love of reading by designing a bookmark for the Library!

Kids from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8 are invited to design and enter their very own bookmark. Winners will be announced during Ontario Public Library Week (October 16-22), with 12 winning designs being printed and distributed throughout 2024. Winners will also receive 25 copies of their bookmarks to keep (or share with family and friends), and their bookmark design will be displayed in the Library.

Pick up a copy of the Design a Bookmark Contest entry form at any branch, or download one to print at home.

The last day to submit your bookmark is October 2, 2023.

Contest Rules:A graphic with a blue bookmark in the top right corner of the graphic. Text on the blue bookmark says Design a Bookmark Contest 2023. Illustrations of a pencil, stars, a swirl, and a light bulb are spread out throughout the graphic. A green rectangle at the bottom of the page has text at the bottom that says Showcase your love of reading by designing a bookmark for the Library!

  1. Draw a design showcasing why you love reading and/or your Library.
  2. Limited to one (1) entry per person.
  3. Designs must be original works and artwork must be created solely by the child. Computer generated art is not accepted. Do not use licensed or copyrighted cartoon characters.
  4. Submit your design on the official contest entry form to any Ajax Library branch.
  5. Bookmarks are judged on creativity, originality, and neatness.
  6. Artists must be in Junior Kindergarten through Grade 8 (ages 4-14).
  7. Artists must live in Ajax, Ontario.
  8. Entries become the property of the Ajax Public Library.