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Red Balloon Bookmark Art Contest!

The Red Balloon Bookmark Art Contest will return in Summer 2024


*artwork by Audrey RS, 2022 Art Contest Winner

One winner is usually chosen from each of these five groups:

  • Kindergarten through 2nd grade
  • 3rd through 5th grade
  • 6th through 8th grade
  • 9th through 12th grade
  • 18+ / Adults

Winners will have their bookmarks professionally printed to be handed out at the end of summer at Red Balloon, with other prizes!

Visit this link to view previous winners from previous years!

Contest Judging: Red Balloon Bookshop selects five anonymous judges from our community of authors, artists, and peers to assess submissions according to age category. Judges will judge artwork solely by the art itself as the name/information of each submitter will remain anonymous. The five judges include:

  • 1 Author
  • 1 Illustrator/Artist
  • 1 Educator
  • 1 Teen Reader (from Red Balloon's Teens Read Book Club)
  • 1 Frequent Red Balloon Customer

More info coming soon!

Red Balloon Bookshop

891 Grand Ave
St. Paul, MN 55105

Because of our love of reading and fun, Red Balloon Bookshop is dedicated to serving our community with books, gifts, and events that inspire, inform and entertain, helping children of all ages—and adults!—live imaginative and rich lives.
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