Massachusetts School Library Association (MSLA) has announced a Bookmark Contest for 2022. The contest is open for school students of all grades to show their creativity and imagination about their school library. Every school has a library that impacts students’ learning and achievements. Students need to showcase their imagination based on the theme ‘Reset, Recharge, Reimagine in the library’ through their artwork using pen, pencil, crayons, colors, etc., and make their original artwork.
The students participating in this contest will receive books of their choice. The contest will help students expand their thinking abilities and put them on the page. This will also build up their skills and creativity. This contest will help them know about the importance, value, and impact of a Library on their personalities and achievements.
The MSLA was founded on October 22, 1890, and its parent organization is American Library Association. The purpose of this organization is to promote school librarian leadership and programs that provide resources, decree, and opportunities for partnership or association that expands and works for student learning to ensure every school has a school library program that is completely mainstreamed at all grade levels across the curriculum and has a substantial and measurable impact on student achievements.
The following table provides brief information about the contest:
|Organization||Massachusetts School Library Association|
|Education Level||School students of all grades|
|Number of Awards||varies|
|Contest Deadline||February 11, 2022|
|Application Fees||Not required|
Who is Eligible?
- All grades students
- MSLA members
How to Apply?
The participants who want to apply for this contest should inform their respective teachers. The teachers should download the form and make copies to distribute among the students. Students should collect the forms and fill in the details as directed. The signature of parents/guardians is necessary on the form for eligibility for the contest. The students should portray their experiences, activities, and lessons such as what makes their library an essential part of the school’s community, how do they recharge their emotional batteries in the library, what makes them feel good about being back in the library, how do they use the library before, during, and after school, what makes them feel like the school library is welcoming and there for everyone in the school, and their favorite experience in the library. To download the entry form, please click on the below link.
To get into the contest, one should fill the google form and upload a scanned pdf of the entry form. Entries will only be accepted through this Form. To fill the application, click on the below link and access the form.
Rules to be followed for participation in the contest:
- Do not enlarge or diminish the entry form
- Digital artwork is allowed but must be original
- The bookmark outline must be 9.84” in height and 3” in wide
- Students must check spellings
- Use markers, crayons, pens, pastels
- All artwork must be originally applied for both hand-drawn and digital work
- No licensed characters may be used (from books, tv, movies, comics, etc.). Use of recognizably licensed artwork will result in disqualification
The contestants who will participate and get selected will get a book of their choice from the library. Their Artwork may be getting used for New releases, Photographs, video, audio, and MSLA webpage to publicize school library programs in schools. This will motivate the children to think creatively and expand their thoughts, as well as they will learn the importance the value of the library in their achievements and how the library will help them to provide the environment and resources enough for their goals.
The participants and their teachers who want to apply for this scholarship program should follow the process and submit their entries before February 11, 2022. Late entries will not be accepted, and applicants will lose the chance to participate.