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State Library of Kansas announces Statewide Art Contest for Bookmark Designs

TOPEKA –The State Library of Kansas announced today a statewide art contest, which will be featured alongside the Kansas Notable Books and Kansas Great Reads selection, celebrating outstanding works that showcase the diverse talent and creativity of Kansans. Artists must be current residents of Kansas to participate in the contest.

The contest is open to three categories: K-12 Youth, 18+ Adult, and Librarians, with submissions accepted through February 28, 2024. All entries should be 2D designs scaled appropriately for a 2×6 inch bookmark.

A printable template suitable for all ages has been uploaded at You can also find posters and social media images to promote the contest in your own community.

Top designs will be selected by a committee, with those rated in the top three of their group to receive recognition on the State Library’s official website, social media platforms, and in press releases. The top design in each category will be prominently featured on the official bookmarks distributed statewide to libraries, bookstores, and readers.

To submit your art contest entry online, go to: You may also mail your entry to KS Notable Bookmark c/o State Library 300 SW 10th Street RM 312N, Topeka, KS 66612.

If you’d like to recommend or submit a book for the Kansas Notable Books program, those submission requirements and instructions are also available on the same webpage.


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