The Library as Incubator Project is proud to announce the 2nd Annual “It Came From a Book” Teen Art Contest!!!


Last year’s contest was a tremendous success, and we’re so excited to see it continue into another year.  Our amazing partners this year are: Teen Librarian’s Toolbox, EgmontUSA, and Zest Books – this project would not be possible without them!

Today marks the official launch of the contest, which runs until midnight on November 1, 2013.  Some aspects will be identical to last year’s, but there are some changes, so read carefully.


The basics: read any book and create a piece of art inspired by the story.  Your artwork can be any type – photography, painting, drawing, sculpture, manga – we want to see it all!  Submit a JPG image file of your artwork (a scan or digital photo) to by 11:59pm CST on November 1, 2013.  Be sure to include the following information with your entry to be sure that it is eligible:

  • Subject line: ICFAB Art Contest
  • Your full name
  • Your library (school or public)
  • The title and author of the book that inspired your art
  • Include the statement “I affirm that this is an original piece of artwork.”

All teens are encouraged to enter!  Every entry will receive a confirmation e-mail, so look for that.

Important change: There will be TWO rounds of judging.  Artwork that makes it on to the second round will be posted in a gallery here on our website and open for public voting.  Entrants will receive an e-mail regarding the results of the first round of judging.

Tell your family & friends – voting will be open from Friday, November 8th until Thursday, November 14th at midnight.  One winner, announced on November 18, will receive

  • a $50 Amazon gift card
  • some great swag from the Library as Incubator Project (t-shirts, buttons, tote bags)
  • and FREE books from EgmontUSA and Zest Books.

Download and share posters & postcards:

For updates and more information:

Follow the Library as Incubator Project (@IArtLibraries), Teen Librarian’s Toolbox (@TLT16), EgmontUSA (@EgmontUSA), and Zest Books (@ZestBooks) on Twitter, and follow the hashtag #ICFABArt.

Start reading and creating!  We look forward to seeing your artwork.

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