Contests

Black History Month Student Design Poster Contest

All entries will be judged on creativity, artistic merit, and best representation of the 2020 Black History Month theme: “African Americans and the Vote."

Winning posters will be displayed at all 15 Library locations. Copies of the winning posters will be given to winners and their schools.

Entry Deadline: Saturday, February 29 at 5pm

Drop off entries at any Library location or mail to:
Black History Month Poster Contest
New Orleans Public Library
219 Loyola Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70112

Prizes
1st Place – $100 Gift Card
2nd Place – $50 Gift Card
3rd Place – $25 Gift Card

Age Categories
K – 6th Grade
7th – 12th Grade

Entry Form
To enter, get an entry form from any Library location or download here.


Winter Writing Contest

The New Orleans Public Library wants your short story, poem, or essay for our 2020 Winter Writing Contest. This year's theme is "Roots."

Entry Deadline: Friday, February 28 at 5pm

Printed submissions can be dropped off at any New Orleans Public Library location. Please include the completed entry form with any submissions. Entries can also be submitted via email to contest@nolalibrary.org. Put “2020 Winter Writing Contest” in the subject line. Paste the entire entry into the body of the email along with your name, email address, phone number, and Library card number. Emails with attachments will be deleted unread.

Prizes
1st Place – $100 Amazon Gift Card
2nd Place – $50 Amazon Gift Card
3rd Place – $25 Amazon Gift Card
Prizes courtesy of the Friends of the New Orleans Public Library.

Entry Form
To enter, get an entry form from any Library location or download here.