Books Alive! Contest

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9th Annual Children’s Book Celebration Art Contest

Deadline: Saturday, May 5, 2018
Winners will be notified by Tuesday, May 22, 2018.

Make history with Nathan Hale!

HPL wants to see a 1 page story in comic format of something that happened in history (before you were born). Fifty winners will be rewarded with a catered lunch during the ninth annual Children’s Book Celebration on May 19, 2018. The contest winners and one adult guest each will be treated to a delicious meal and an autographed copy of Nathan Hale’s newest book, Raid of No Return: A World War II Tale. Winners will be in the third through sixth grade.

The Contest!
Create a 1 page graphic novel story of something that happened in history (before you were born) and send it to the library; you may submit your contest entries to your local HPL location or you may submit entries by mail.

The Prize!
Win a catered lunch with the author Nathan Hale himself

Submission Guidelines:

  • Contest is open to children in grades 3-6
  • Child’s full name
  • Child’s age & grade
  • Full name of parent or guardian AND if this is a class project, the Teacher’s name
  • School attending (if not applicable write home school)
  • Contact information so that we may contact you if you win:
  • Two phone numbers or phone number and email address

Please address mailed submissions to:

Houston Public Library
Attn: Youth Services
500 McKinney St.| Houston, TX 77002

Fine Print:

  • The page may be as many panels as you like.
  • Traced or copied artwork or images will not be accepted; please do not use copyrighted images.
  • One person per entry and one entry per person.

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