Artists of all ages are invited to have a go at designing the next Cleveland Memorial Library card.
The library wants art created by artists from the community to appear on county library cards over the next two years as part of a new community engagement strategy, according to new library director Wright Adams.
“Part of the library’s next strategic plan in 2021 will be to increase community engagement with our existing and potential customers. As community players, we want residents to be involved in the process of designing our new library cards. We want the residents of Cleveland County to really feel like this is their library, ”he wrote in an email to The star.
Each drawing should fit in a 7-inch by 4.25-inch box with traditional media such as pencil, colored pencils, colored pencils, or paint, or it can be computer-generated graphics. Drawings must also be original works and not something that has already been published.
Artists can only submit one drawing.
There are three age groups in which to compete, children 12 and under, adolescents 13 to 17, and an adult category for anyone 18 or over. There will be one winner in each category. Each winner will receive a $ 25 gift card for Barnes and Noble and their design will appear on future library cards.
The library also states that it will retain the rights to all submitted designs so that the designs can be used in future card displays and redesigns. The artists will be recognized for their work, Adams said.
Form templates for designs and submission details are available at the library reception desk located at 104 Howie Drive, Shelby.
Designs must be submitted by January 29. The finalists will be announced on February 11. Cards with the new design will be available from this summer.
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