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Deadline for card design contest is extended

Coquitlam Public Library’s Design-a-Card contest deadline has been extended to Dec. 31.

The library wants artists aged 12 years old and younger to create a new design for its children’s library cards. The theme of the design should be: “What the library means to me.”

The young artist who creates the winning design will receive $100 and his/her creation will adorn the front of CPL’s new children’s library card. The second-place winner will receive $50 and third place $25.

Your design must be drawn on the library’s Design-a-Card Template and stapled to a completed entry form, which are available at the information desks at both library branches, or on the library’s website,

Large, bold graphics will work best since the design will be shrunk to fit on the library card. Small details and thick lines will disappear or shrink into shapeless blobs. In addition, do not write text, including the library’s name, on your design. Try reducing your design on a photocopier to see what it will look like.

To ensure that the contest is completely fair, only write your name on your entry form and not on the Design-a-Card Template.

Entries may be submitted to the Poirier or City Centre branches, or by mail. Faxed or emailed entries will not be accepted. Mail entries to: Coquitlam Public Library, 575 Poirier Street, Coquitlam, B.C. V3J 6A9.

Designs must be submitted no later than 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31.

The winning card design will be unveiled in the new year.

Full contest rules are included with the entry form. For more information, phone the children’s department at 604-937-4142.


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