Libraries in Clackamas County Announce Fifth Annual Teen Art Contest; Cash Prize Offered

The Libraries in Clackamas County is again inviting interested teens to submit original artwork for their fifth annual Teen Summer Reading Artwork contest. This year’s theme is “Imagine Your Story.”

The contest begins on Jan. 2, and submissions are welcome until Jan. 31. Artists must be between the ages of 12 and 18, or 6th to 12th grades, at the time of submission, and artwork must represent the theme. Entries should be in color with no text.

“The LINCC Teen Art Contest is a favorite every year,” said Rebecca Mayer, Teen & Tween Librarian at the West Linn Public Library. “Not only does it give us a chance to honor the artistic skills and talents of our Clackamas County teens and promote the summer reading program, but it’s the perfect example of the many ways to tell a story.”

The winner of last year’s contest, themed “Universe of Stories,” was 12-year-old Leala Tran, of Happy Valley. Like last year, the winning design will be used by LINCC throughout the county for all summer reading promotional materials such as posters, forms, flyers and social media.

A $100 cash gift card will be awarded for first place, and honorable mentions may also be recognized.

For more information, contest rules and an entry form, click here. You can also obtain an entry form by visiting any of the 13 libraries in the county.

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