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BPLD's Mixed Media Contest 2014


@ your library


The Grand Prize Winner is:

From Social Deprivation to the Joys of Learning : The Hank Allen Story by Dr. Henry (Hank) L. Allen


From Social Deprivation to the Joys of Learning


Starting on February 10th the Bartlett Public Library will begin our Mixed Media Contest 2014.  The purpose of this contest is to collect stories of how “Lives change @ your library”. Contestants may use writing, poetry, photographs, song, art, dance, or any other audio/visual means they choose to communicate their message. 


The Bartlett Public Library District will offer a platform for our community to convey actual stories of how their lives have been changed at the library. To collect the stories Bartlett Public Library District will host a quarterly Mixed Media Contest in which participating children, teens and adults in the community can communicate how libraries have positively influenced their lives. 


The first 250 contest entrants will receive a coin purse with the “Lives change @ your library” brand upon entry.  Winners will be selected quarterly in April, July, October, and December.  Submission categories will be Adult (18 yr. and older), Teen (ages 13-17 yr.), and Youth (ages 5-12 yr.).  The quarterly prizes awarded will be 2-pack movies passes to Classic Cinemas.  The grand prize will be drawn from the quarterly winners and awarded an iPod Nano. 


Submissions are reviewed by the Bartlett Public Library District
and will be displayed at its discretion.


Guidelines for Entries

Entry Form



Quarter 1 Entries




Quarter 1 Winners

     Adult - It All Began Here (poster and letter)

     Teen - Natsu Dragneel (Manga drawing)

     Youth - Read More (poster)

Quarter 2 Entries




Quarter 2 Winners

     Adult - From Social Deprivation to the Joys of Learning:

           The Hank Allen Story (story and poster)

     Teen -Dark Fantasy (drawing)

     Youth - The Library and I (poem)

Quarter 3 Entries




Quarter 3 Winners

     Adult - A Page Of... (essay)

     Teen - Looking to Other Worlds (drawing)

     Youth - The Power of Three (drawing and essay)

Quarter 4 Entries




Quarter 4 Winners

     Adult - Words of Liberty (mixed media on canvas)

     Teen - Record (narrative)

     Youth - The Library (poem and drawing)



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