Library Card Art Contest

Your Artwork Could Be Featured on Saint Paul Public Library Cards!

Open to Saint Paul artists of all ages.

Winning artwork will be featured on Saint Paul Public Library cards and will be on display at the Saint Paul Art Crawl.

Five winners will be selected.

Grand Prizes

$100 gift cards to Micawber's Books and Cossetta's Italian Market and Pizzeria.

How to Enter Your Artwork in the Contest

Download the contest application form.

Email your artwork and completed application to You can use the second page of the application or attach a separate file with your artwork (see below for accepted file types).


Fill out the application form, provide your art on the second page, and turn in artwork and application to a Saint Paul Public Library staff person (library locations).

To be considered for the contest, artwork and applications must be submitted on or before September 5, 2014.

Winning entries become the sole property of the Saint Paul Public Library and will not be returned.

Winning entries may be used without further permission or compensation for the design of the new library cards and for other library promotional uses. Artwork may be reduced or cropped according to design specifications. Winners agree to abide by all contest requirements outlined herein.

Selection of the winning entrants will be at the discretion of the library judging panel. Winner's name may be posted online or otherwise used in publicity materials.

Contest Rules and Information

Art (drawings, prints, photos, graphics, etc.) must be original creations and not infringe on copyright law.

An artist may submit more than one design.

The artist must live, work, or attend school in Saint Paul.

Artwork may be created in the space provided above, or on an attached sheet of paper, or scanned and emailed to You can also submit artwork in person at any Saint Paul Public Library.

File types and sizes: To be considered, artwork must have a minimum resolution of 300 dpi. Formats accepted include Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator (CS5 or lower), EPS, PDF, JPG, and TIF. Format size should not exceed 4 MB.

Artwork will be reduced to 2.125" high by 2" wide to fit on the front of standard library cards (credit card size) and will be reduced to 1.125" high by 1.5" wide for the key ring library cards.

Entries will be accepted up through Sunday, September 5, 2014.

A panel of Saint Paul Public Library staff will judge all entries and will select the winners. Winners' names will appear on the back of the library cards, and winning artwork will be displayed at Saint Paul Public Library locations and in the Saint Paul Art Crawl.

Winners will be selected and contacted in mid-September and will be publicly announced September 19.