Enter JLG’s Annual Bookmark Design Contest!



Calling ALL Readers: Design a JLG Bookmark 

It’s that time of year again! The National Library Week theme for 2024 is “Ready, Set, Library!” and we need your readers’ artistic skills to help us celebrate… 

From now until May 13, readers are encouraged to submit their very own JLG bookmark design! Click below to download or print off our blank Bookmark Template and distribute it to your reading patrons or students. 

Download the Bookmark PDF 


  1.  All designs must be submitted by an adult (librarian, media specialist, teacher, etc.) to be considered
  2. Each bookmark must depict a JLG Selection (past, present, or upcoming titles)
  3. Only one entry per reader
  4. ANY reader can submit an entry, even if their library is not subscribed to JLG 

Contest Winners

One winner will be chosen from each age group: elementary, middle, and high school. Designs will be judged by members of the JLG Team—as this is a staff favorite! — and while artistic skill will be considered, we are more interested in what your readers have to say. Encourage your readers to let their ideas flow and interpret the book however they find it meaningful. 

The winning libraries will receive a $250 JLG backlist credit and have their winning design professionally printed on bookmarks for their entire school! Winning libraries will be contacted via email in May.


Please submit your bookmark designs below by filling out the form located on this page. Please submit a separate submission for each education level.



We are SO excited to see what your readers create!

Ready, Set, Library! 




Terms and Conditions: The Junior Library Guild Bookmark Contest begins on Thursday, April 11, 2024, and ends on Sunday, May 13, 2023. This contest is open to ALL schools and libraries, JLG members and non-members. Any reader in elementary, middle school, or high school may create a bookmark design that depicts a JLG-selected title (past, present, or upcoming). Designs must be submitted by an adult (librarian, media specialist, teacher, etc.) to be considered. Submissions can be uploaded together or individually using the Bookmark Entry Form found on this page https://www.juniorlibraryguild.com/bookmark. There is a limit of one entry per reader. Find your favorite JLG books on our website!