Un~Bound Book Art Contest

Are you ready to revive your creativity? The Washington County Library System wants you to show us your creativity in recycling and re-imagining old books. The theme of the Un~Bound Upcycled Book Art contest is “Libraries Transform”. Washington County residents age 5 through 105 are invited to find an old discarded book, unleash their imagination, and transform the book into a one-of-a-kind piece of art.

Upcycling, also referred to as creative reuse, involves transforming an unwanted item, or one that is going to be turned into waste, into a new product of better quality, different use, or with greater environmental value. Upcycling is a great way of exercising your creativity, coming up with different ways of reusing items, and giving them a second life!

Entries will be judged on originality, technique, and theme in the following age groups: Children age 5-8 and 9-12, Teens age 13-15 and 16-18, Adults age 19 and up, and Special Needs in all age groups. This year’s prizes are bigger than ever! The winners in each group will win a gift card and a plaque, which will be presented at the awards ceremony.

Need a book for your project? Pick up a free recycled book at your library branch. Entries can be turned in to your local branch on March 25th through March 31st, and judging will be held on April 1st. All entries will be on display at the library branches throughout the month of April to celebrate National Library Month.
Entry Form and Specifications