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Summer Reading Bookmark Art Contest

Summer Reading Bookmark Contest 2019 Winner

It's time for our third annual Red Balloon Bookshop Summer Reading Bookmark Art Contest!

A winner will be chosen from each of four groups: Kindergarten through 2nd grade; 3rd through 5th grade, 6th through 8th grade, and 9th through 12th grade. (Any submissions from adults will be enjoyed by all of us, but will not be considered for the competition.) Each winner will get a $25 gift card to our store!

Sumbissions are due by 5/23! You can mail them to the store address (891 Grand Avenue), drop them off at the store, or email us a digital version of your artwork. We recommend printing and using the worksheet below to help with sizing, and to see all details of the contest.

Art Contest Worksheet (PDF)


Contest Rules:
Only one contest entry per person.
To size your image correctly, we recommend you use the template on the worksheet to design your bookmark. The edges (indicated by the arrows on the worksheet) may be trimmed when the bookmark is printed, so please keep anything important to the middle of the design. The design can be either horizontal or vertical.
All artwork must be original and any quoted text must be credited to the author. Entries with inappropriate content will be disqualified.
Entries will be accepted either at Red Balloon Bookshop or by email at Email entries should be high-resolution scans or digitally-created images (for digital images, please see the digital guidelines below).
One winner will be selected in each of the age groups. The winners will receive a $25 dollar gift card to Red Balloon. The winning bookmarks will be professionally printed and given out at the counter and as Summer Reading prizes.

Digital Guidelines:
Please make sure your image is at least 315x1015—a high resolution image will look much better on the final product.
Any images submitted to us should be .JPEG, .PNG, or .PDF.
Email any digital submissions to