Out of hundreds of students in Pierce County who submitted their designs for the library system’s Card Design Contest, 12 finalists were chosen. Now the library is asking the public to vote on which design they think should go on the new child and teen designated cards.
With students learning from home due to COVID-19, the contest was a way for kids to connect to their community. In a press release from the library, Pierce County Library Executive Director Georgia Lomax stated, “This year the Card Design Contest provided parents-turned-teachers a fun art opportunity for their students while doing school at home.”
Six finalists were chosen by professional artists from each of the two age groups of 5-11 and 12-18. Voting is open from now until July 18. People can vote for their design choice in each of the age groups, and winners will be announced later this summer. Cards should be available this fall, as stated in the press release.
“The choice will be difficult for Pierce County residents to choose their favorite designs — the entries reflect the creative talent of our young artists,” Lomax stated.
Vote for the designs here.