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Youth Bookmark Design Contest



General Eligibility:

  • Contestants must be between the ages of 5 and 18 years old.
  • Contestants must reside in Starr, Hidalgo, Willacy, or Cameron Counties.
  • All entries must address the theme “Mythology & Folklore”.


  • The contest opens on Monday, July 25, 2022.
  • The deadline for submissions is Friday, September 30, 2022 at 5:00PM.
  • Late entries will not be considered.
  • Submissions may be turned in at any McAllen Public Library location.
  • An individual may submit only one entry.
  • Entries must be the contestant's original work. Copyrighted materials such as characters, art, and logos will not be accepted.
  • Submissions will be judged in three separate age categories: 5-10 years, 11-13 years, and 14-18 years.
  • Use only the space provided. Everything outside of the lines will not be considered for the contest.
  • Acceptable art tools include colored pencils, crayons, markers, pens, paint, watercolor, and digital illustration.
  • Please do not sign or initial the entry.

Entry Form:

Entry forms will be available at all McAllen Public Library branches.

Download a form here:  2022 STBF Bookmark Contest 4.0


Entries will be reviewed by members of the South Texas Book Festival Committee. The decisions of the judges are final.


All physical entries become the property of McAllen Public Library without infringement on the copyrights of the entrants. Submission to the contest grants McAllen Public Library permission to reproduce. Contest winners will be invited and recognized at an awards ceremony held during the South Texas Book Festival on October 29th.




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View special moments from the 2021 Youth Contest Ceremony!

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