Graphic Novel Contest for Teens at San Jose Public Library

The San Jose Public Library is looking for youth with “”sharp pencils and creative thinking”” for their  graphic novel contest.  The contest is for young people between the ages of 12 and 19.  To enter, drop off an original graphic novel of up to 10 pages in length using letter-size paper to any San Jose library branch.

Each submission must be the creative and original work of a single individual and there is a limit of one entry per person.  Submissions may be dropped at any San Jose neighborhood branch library by 6 pm on May 8th. Limit one entry per contestant.

Entries will be judged by a panel of library staff and community volunteers, based on the content and illustrations and winners will be notified by May 29. Four prizes will be awarded as follows: first prize – $100 gift card; second prize – $75; third prize – $50 and fourth prize – $25.

As for the rest of us, up to 50 copies of the winner’s book will be reproduced in black and white, and distributed free or charge. One copy per person may be picked up at the following branch libraries, while supplies last: Almaden, Berryessa, Cambrian, Calabazas, Cruz – Alum Rock, Evergreen, Hillview, Joyce Ellington, King Library, Pearl Avenue, Tully Community and West Valley.  For information, call (408) 808-3030.

For information on other teen events at the library, click here.

Source: SJ Library Press Release

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Originally Posted on: 3/6/2009
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