Express Yourself Teen Bookmark Contest

Project details:  This project changes year to year.
This year the topic is sciens-fiction.
Size 2.25 x 7.25″  inches or 13p5 x 43.5 picas
Resolution = 150 
Programs to use =In-Design to compile you image and text.  You should use Photoshop for your images and are welcopme to use Illustrator for your text and shapes.In-Design Hand on guide

Please Remember, that you can not just steal somthing off the internate and use it.  Nope, you have to manipulate it into you own thing.  Adding substracting, shifting the colours, changing the shape etc….

Too see the old template click here But do not use it!  it is just for pensil paper- not graphics nor multi-media.

September 26

Hi Dustin,
We will be doing the Bookmark Contest again this year, and thank you so much for thinking of us as you plan your curriculum for the year.
The Bookmark Contest will be starting sometime in October, and the deadline for submissions to arrive at a VPL branch is November 23rd, 2011. This year’s theme is “Science Fiction”.
All entries submitted this year will be showcased in the Moat Gallery at Central Branch from March 1st-31st, 2012. We will be sending posters, entry forms and information to all VSB secondary schools as soon as they are available. I will make sure that you get the same package of information personally.
There will be an opening gala in early March to honour all participants; members of the community, including teachers and artists, will also be invited to attend.
Please feel free to pass this information on to interested colleagues at your school and at other schools. And please keep an eye on these webpages for updates: or
Thank you again for thinking of the Bookmark Contest! I look forward to seeing all the wonderful entries from your class. And please feel free to contact us here at if you have any further questions.
D’Arcy Stainton
Sasha Ayowright
Teen Services Librarians
Vancouver Public Library


Show off your artistic talent and creativity by designing a limited edition bookmark inspired by French philosopher Jules de Gaultier’s quote:

Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.

You will need to computer-generated you Project. Create your
own original artwork in the space provided or attach a print of
your digital artwork at this size (2.25in x 7.25in).Best Computer Generated  – will be selected based on creativity and artistic merit reflecting the famous quote.


Winners will receive cash prizes of $250 and have their bookmark printed and distributed to all 22 VPL locations across the city. Vancouver teens 13 to 18 years-old have until November 6 to submit their entries. The winning bookmarks will be announced in mid-November.

To enter, pick up or download an entry form at any VPL location. Create your original artwork in the space provided and submit your completed form and design to any Vancouver Public Library location by November 6, 2010.

For more information, contact the Teen Services Librarian at 604-331-3690.