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2020 Children's Bookmark Contest

The Friends of the Hamilton Public Library 2020 Children's Bookmark Contest is now open for submissions.


  • Children in K – 5th grade may create an original bookmark on an official form.
  • This year’s theme is “Imagine Your Story."
  • Use markers, crayons, pencils or pens.  (Note:  Gel pens do not photocopy well.)
  • Judging will be based on creativity, originality, neatness, and use of the bookmark theme.
  • Limit one entry per child, please.
  • Official forms may be picked up at the library.
  • Bookmark dimensions: 5 ½” x 2”

Judging will take place over March 16, 2020.

Winners will receive a grade appropriate book prize and be recognized in a newspaper article.

The Friends of the Hamilton Public Library will host a signing party for the winners. The winning designs will be reproduced and sold at the Hamilton Public Library.

Deadline for submission:  Friday, March 6, 2020

All entries become the property of the FOL.

Winners will be contacted to obtain parental consent for publication.

Mrs. Jarrell’s HISD art students will be entered through their art classes.

*Entries must not use branded characters from commercial sources due to copyright laws.  For example: no cartoon characters like Mickey Mouse.

Please include the following information on entries:

Child’s Name______________________

Age_________      Boy_____     Girl_____ 

Parent’s Name______________________

Parent’s Cell Number_________________