2020 teen summer reading art contest

Logo for Summer Reading 2020
Win $100 to spend at collage

If you're an artist in grades 6–12, get a chance to win one of two $100 gift certificates to collage: curated art and craft supplies. Enter cover art for the 2020 Multnomah County Library Summer Reading teen gameboards! The theme is “Imagine your story,” exploring folktales, fairy tales and mythology. 

A panel of library staff and art teachers/professionals will select a middle school and high school winner from the entries. If your artwork is selected, people across Multnomah County will see your artwork all summer long. The library will also share winners and honorable mentions on the library’s social media channels and at displays in some locations.

Art specifications

Download this flyer. The box on the flyer is proportional to the final maximum measurement, and you may use it to submit your artwork. You don’t have to use the entire box, but your artwork must fit inside of it. Final artwork will be printed at a maximum of 6” x 4” (measurements may change if art is scaled down).

  1. Black & white image only. 
  2. If hand drawn, use black ink, marker, pen or hard pencil.
  3. If computer drawn, submit as black & white EPS or high resolution (300 dpi) PNG, JPG or TIF.

Here are last year’s finalists, for inspiration. 

Submission details

Please include your name, grade, school (if applicable) and a phone number or email address so we can reach you if you win.

Winners will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Follow specifications above 
  • Reflect the library priorities 
  • Show creative interpretation of the theme 
  • Show graphic design/artistic merit as determined by panel

— Art can be subjective. Decision of the panel is final. —

Submit your artwork electronically to summerreading@multco.us, bring it to your local library, or send a paper version to:

Summer Reading
Multnomah County Library Isom Building
205 NE Russell Street
Portland, OR 97212

Entries must be received by Friday, March 6.

Summer Reading is made possible by gifts to The Library Foundation.



I entered in this basically the week before quarantine started, I was wondering when or if the results will come in? Thank you

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