Sixth Annual Student Art Contest

Logos for Bookmarks and Art for Art's Sake



This year's contest is now closed; winners will be notified July 12. 

Bookmarks and Art for Art’s Sake (AFAS) announce their sixth annual student art contest. The winning artist will have his or her artwork printed on 5,000 bookmarks to be distributed throughout Winston-Salem and surrounding counties and will be honored on Saturday, August 5 from 6-8pm at the new Red Dog Gallery located at 630 North Liberty Street in downtown Winston-Salem. The exhibition will run through September 30.

The contest is open to students in middle and high school who live in Forsyth County, NC during the 2016-2017 school year. Only original visual artwork in color is accepted, including: print, drawing, collage, photo, or computer-generated artwork that relates to the theme of books, reading and/or writing. Art must be flat and may not include three-dimension. All entries must use the template provided here for submission. The bookmark will measure 3 X 9 inches.

The artist’s name must not appear on the artwork and only one entry per artist may be submitted. Entries must include: the template with the artwork and a separate sheet that includes: name, mailing address, e-mail address, phone, school, grade, age, plus phone / e-mail for parent. Deadline is June 1. Submission can be delivered to the Bookmarks’ Office inside the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts or sent by mail: Bookmarks and AFAS Student Art Contest; 251 North Spruce Street; Winston-Salem, NC 27101. Any questions: / 336-747-1471. The winners will be notified by July 12, 2017.

Winning contest entries from previous years (left to right):

2016 - Marianna Liontis, Reagan High School
2015 - Alana Hyman, Reagan High School
2014 - Angie Avila, Mount Tabor High School
2013 - Aivee Ybanez, Clemmons Middle School
2012 - Carrie Clowers, Mount Tabor High School

     Bookmark of birds flying out of book     Bookmark of colorful girl holding bookmark     Bookmark of fantastic creatures emerging from book   Bookmark of girl holding book

Art for Art’s Sake builds, educates and celebrates Community through Art. The Arts on Sunday festival series, held during the months of May and September, features arts, crafts, and music and is held on Liberty Street in the Downtown Arts District.

Bookmarks is a literary arts organization based in Winston-Salem that engages, inspires, and connects readers with authors. This is achieved through the largest annual book festival in North and South Carolina; Triad-based author talks; and an Authors in Schools program, which reached 7,500 students in 2016. Bookmarks’ thirteenth Festival of Books and Authors will be held September 7-10, 2017.