Libraries in Clackamas County announce second teen art contest

From: Dylan Blaylock, Clackamas County Public and Government Affairs, 503-742-5917

 Media and Interested Parties

The Libraries in Clackamas County (LINCC) invite interested teens to submit original artwork for its second annual Teen Summer Reading Artwork contest. This year's theme is "Build a Better World."

The contest begins on Jan. 2, and submissions are welcome until Feb. 12. Artists must be between the ages of 12 and 18 at the time of submission, and artwork must represent the theme. Entries should be in color with no text.

"This is a wonderful opportunity for Clackamas County libraries, school art departments, and our community of great teens to come together to promote our 2017 Summer Reading Program," said Teen Services Librarian Elaine Spence of the West Linn Public Library. "It's astonishing to see the creative interpretations teens bring to the theme and the skill these young people have!"

The winner of last year's contest, themed "Wellness, Fitness and Sports," was 14-year-old Katie Sherman of Damascus. Her winning entry is below.

As was the case last year, the winning design will be used by LINCC throughout the county for all summer reading promotional materials such as posters, forms, fliers and social media.

A $100 cash gift card will be awarded for first place, and honorable mentions may also be recognized.

Visit the LINCC website for contest rules and an entry form. You can also obtain an entry form by visiting any of the 13 libraries in the county.

For more information, members of the media and public may contact LINCC Member Services Librarian Kathryn Kohl at 503-723-4915.

Wellness, Fitness and Sports