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Teen Art Contest: Imagine Your Story

Teen Art Contest: Imagine Your Story


The lives of teenagers have been changed in many ways due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  School has moved online, sporting events have been canceled, proms, graduations, and other special events have all been put on hold.  All are coping in different ways and we believe that creating art is a wonderful way to express how we are feeling at this time.  Whether you consider yourself a doodler or a true artist, we at the library want you to submit pictures of your creations for our Teen Art Contest.

This year’s Summer Reading Club theme is “Imagine Your Story”.  Show us your story!

Submissions will be displayed on the Library of the Chathams Facebook page and will be voted on by the public.  Winners in each of the four categories – Traditional Art, Digital Art, Photography, and Sidewalk Art – will receive a $25 gift card to a local (Chatham Borough or Chatham Township) business of your choice.



Entry Rules:

  1. One entry per person1.  Entries will be accepted from 9:30 am on Monday, June 1 through 12 pm on Tuesday, June 30.
  2. Must be a Chatham resident in Grades 6 to 12.
  3. The work must be your own creation, “school-appropriate2”, and done since school closed due to the pandemic.
  4. Click on the Submit Your Art button below to fill out the form and then email the photo of your artwork to
  5. Voting will take place from Wednesday, July 1 through Wednesday, July 15 on the Library of the Chathams Facebook page.  Winners will be announced on Thursday, July 16 at 10 am.

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If you missed entering this art contest, stay tuned – we will be announcing another based on current events very soon!

  1. By submission, the artist grants permission for the Library to display, photograph, and reproduce the submitted work for publicity purposes.
  2. “School-appropriate” means that artwork containing inappropriate content, including but not limited to profanity, vulgarity, excessive violence,  drug or alcohol use, or material considered offensive to any religious or ethnic groups, gender or physically or mentally challenged persons, will be disqualified.

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