Southfield Public Library seeks entries for Library Card design competition

June 16, 2023

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The Southfield Public Library (SPL) is sponsoring an art contest to select a new design for SPL library cards in recognition of their 20th Anniversary in their current building. Participants are encouraged to showcase their best festive designs or highlight what they enjoy about the Southfield Public Library and its services. There will be two categories for the art competition and one winner will be selected for each category. The winning designs from each category will be featured on the new Southfield Public Library cards. The categories are children aged 13 and under and adults and teenagers aged 14 or older. Only one submission will be accepted per person. Entries will be accepted May 1 – June 23, 2023.

Entries will be accepted at the circulation desk or submitted online at Paper applications will also be available at the Southfield Public Library. All submissions will be reviewed by library staff who will select the top five finalist entries from each category. The finalist designs will be available for viewing and public voting online and in-person at the Southfield Public Library from July 10-23. Details for the voting process will be available on-line at Finalists will be invited to a ceremony on September 10 where the winner will be announced with the new cards available the same day.

Criteria for Submission:

  • Contestants must enter the correct category based on their age group.
  • Contestants must have a valid Southfield library card at the time of entry.
  • One winning design will be selected from the entries.
  • Entries may be dropped off at the Southfield Public Library Circulation Desk or submitted online at
  • Art submissions will be accepted in digital media, fine art (acrylics, drawings, oils, prints, or watercolors) and photography.
  • Designs may be attached to the paper entry form or submitted with the measurement ratio of 6.75 in. x 4.25 in.
  • No film, video, animation or crafts will be accepted.
  • Submissions must be original artwork not subject to copyright restrictions or ownership by another person.