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Bookmark design contest looking for artists

SALISBURY – Children between the ages of 4 and 11 are invited to enter Rowan Public Library’s annual Bookmark Design Contest.

Children are encouraged to showcase their creativity and artistic skill, with only two stipulations: entries must be done without any outside assistance, and designs may not contain any trademarked characters.

Last year, there were over 250 entries, with a variety of colorful and imaginative designs, and RPL staff are looking forward to seeing what entrants design this time.

“We love putting on the contest,” said Hope Loman, RPL interim youth services supervisor. “The children’s staff enjoys looking through all of the entries to see how the kids express their love of reading, and we’re always impressed with the level of talent!”

The Friends of Rowan Public Library, who sponsor the Bookmark Design Contest, will award first, second and third-place prizes in three different age categories: ages 4 to 6, ages 7 to 9, and ages 10 to 11.

First place winners will receive a $25 cash prize, certificate, and have their bookmark professionally printed and distributed by RPL. Second place winners will receive a $15 cash prize and certificate. Third place winners will receive a $10 cash prize and certificate.

The contest runs through 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9. Completed entry forms can be submitted at any RPL branch: headquarters (Salisbury), East Branch (Rockwell) or South Rowan Regional (China Grove). Prizes will be awarded during the Friends of RPL Winners’ Reception on Monday, Dec. 3, at 6:30 p.m. at RPL headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St. in Salisbury. Winners are invited to bring their families and friends; light refreshments will be provided.

Entry forms for the 2018 Children’s Bookmark Design Contest are available online at rowanpubliclibrary.org or at any RPL location. For more information, call 704-216-8234.

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