Card Contest

Calling all tweens and teens! We are looking for YOU to design a new library card for St. Louis Public Library. Through your design, show us why St. Louis Public Library is a place for everyone.

How to enter:

  • You need to be a student in grades 6-12 who currently attends school or homeschool in the City of St. Louis, or lives in the City of St. Louis but attends school elsewhere.
  • You do not need to have a library card.
  • Print out and turn in this entry form at any St. Louis Public Library location.
  • Prefer to create a digital image? We have a form for that!
  • Limit one entry per person.
  • Submit your entry in person by 5:00 PM CT or online by 11:59 PM CT on January 14, 2023.

Design specifics:

  • The artwork must be original.
  • Digital artwork should be 243 pixels x 153 pixels with a resolution of at least 300 dpi.
  • File formats accepted: pdf, jpg or eps.


  • November 1, 2022: The library card design contest opens!
  • January 14, 2023: The last day to submit your design!
  • February 16-28, 2023: The final 15 artists are contacted.
  • May 1, 2023: The winner is announced! The new design is available for customers.
  • May 1-30, 2023: The final 15 designs are on display at Central Library.
  • May 11, 2023: The winner and finalists are invited to a celebratory event in the Carnegie Room at Central Library.

Questions? Send an email to

All entries become the property of the St. Louis Public Library. St. Louis Public Library is granted permission to use the artwork at its discretion.

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