Please note: In this year’s art contest, unfortunately no entry met the criteria listed. As a result, we have not awarded a prize. We hope for a better outcome next time! (Updated 7 Dec 2015)
October is Canadian Library Month. Show off your artistic talent by creating a Library poster or bookmark!
The poster or bookmark should represent one of our many services such as the Library databases, reference help, etc. (See the guidelines below for complete details). Need ideas? Unsure what we have? Ask our staff! They would be happy to show you anything from how to log into databases to requesting books from Exchange District or Notre Dame Libraries.
Please make your entry colourful, creative, and be sure to include one of our organizational logos: (Library Wordmark Image | Red River College Logo Image) If you can free hand the logo with colored pencils have fun, or dust off Photoshop/Publisher for those with digital wizardry. If going the digital route, make sure anything used conforms with copyright restrictions. In other words, images must either be original or in the public domain.
Keep in mind the winner(s) may find their creation is actually used by the Library for promotional purposes!
- Open to all students
- 11 X 17” full colour poster,
- 5 X 8.5” 2-sided, full-colour bookmark
- 11 X 17” full colour poster,
- Topic: pick one of the following themes:
- Extensive E‐book collection
- Online Full-text Databases
- Streaming Videos
- Great Reference Desk help
e.g. one-on-one research assistance; tutorials, etc.
- Library (general ‐ must be speciﬁc to the RRC Library)
e.g. “Did you know our library offers …”
- Use any media (i.e. coloured pencils, digital media, mulmedia, etc.) and style of art
MUST BE YOUR ORIGINAL ART WORK – NO CLIPART
- Write your name, student numberand email or phone number clearly on the back of your poster or on the envelope for bookmarks.
- All submissions must be turned in to either Library location by:
4:30 pm on Friday October 30th, 2015.
- Entries will be judged on:
- Quality of work
- Use of chosen topic
- Accuracy and clarity
- Winning artwork and honourable mentions will be displayed in the Library and on our website. They may also be used for future promotions.
Contest frequently asked questions
- How many posters/bookmarks can I enter?
- One poster, one bookmark (total of 2 entries)
- How big can the poster / bookmark be?
- Posters are to be 11×17” (tabloid)
- Bookmarks are to be 2.5×8.5” and should have a front and a back.
- Do I have to use the RRC or Library logos? If so, where can I get them?
- Can my entry be black and white?
- We prefer full colour – unless your artistic vision says black and white!
- Will I get my project back?
- We have kept all entries in the past. If you would like your entry returned to you, please say so on the back of the poster or on the bookmark envelope. Please note that winning entries will be kept for some time regardless.
- Can I make a poster on a topic not listed?
- If it fits within the rules (our decision), then it’s OK.
- Can I ask staff about the different services for more information?
- What goes on my entry?
- Your name, student number, phone or email. If you want your entry back you should state this as well.
- Please print clearly. If we can’t read it, we can’t contact you.
- Information for bookmarks can be put on an envelope so that the original art isn’t damaged.
- Do you have envelopes for posters?
- Nope, put your information on the back.
- Do you have envelopes for bookmarks?
- Ask us.
- Does my bookmark need to be printed double-sided?
- It can be submitted in two parts (front and back) on paper as long as it conforms to the size specified.
- Can I use 3-dimensional media?
- The winning entries may be reproduced into promotional materials for the library. To do this we need to be able to make copies. 3D may limit our ability to do this at a reasonable cost. We won’t say no, but you should also submit a 2-dimensional print of your entry.
- When does the contest close?
- Oct 30 at 4:30 – nothing will be accepted after that.
- When will we learn who won/honourable mentions?
- A week or two after the contest ends.
- Who will judge the contest?
- Library staff will be the judges.
- What are the prizes?
- Tim’s card, Red card, or Bookstore credit for $50.
- Do we supply paper? Anything else?
- Supplies are on you.
- What do you mean by copyrighted material/clipart?
- Anything that someone else has created – e.g. downloaded from the internet, clip art from MSWord, photocopies, etc. Your entry must contain only original art created by your hand.
- What materials can I use to create a poster?
- Pencil crayon, pencil, ink, digital media, multimedia, etc.
- Where can I find information on Canadian Library Month?