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Banned Books Trading Cards–
Open Artist Call

The open artist call for Banned Books Trading Cards 2022 is now open!

Banned Books Week is the annual celebration of the freedom to read. It will take place on September 18-24, 2022. 

This year, we encourage artists to submit an interpretation of a banned or challenged book to be made into trading cards. Each piece should represent the ongoing struggle for intellectual freedom and the dangers of censorship. 

Five submissions will be chosen for trading cards and will be displayed at the library during Banned Books Week. Selected entries will receive $100. Winning artists will be recognized at an unveiling during Banned Books Week 2022. 

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
+ Artists may submit up to three different works of art. 
+ All work must be submitted on paper or electronically. 
+ All submissions must measure 5 inches wide by 7 inches tall.
+ All unselected artwork will be returned to the artist. 

SELECTION PROCESS
A selection committee made up of FPL staff and the Fayetteville Public Library Arts Committee will select five works to be printed as trading cards and to be put on display in the library. The five winning artists will also receive $100 each. 


Fayetteville Public Library and its Art Committee reserve the right to refuse any or all submissions, to refuse any finalist, to waive informalities in proposals or procedures, or to withhold the award of a commission prior to a written contractual arrangement. By submitting artwork to this contest, artists grant Fayetteville Public Library the right to reproduce artwork images for publicity and for the benefit of the Library. 

HOW DO I SUBMIT?
Electronic submissions – email the artwork PDFs and accompanying paperwork to bannedbooks@faylib.org

Hardcopy submissions – bring the final physical copy and the accompanying paperwork to any service desk at the library, or mail entries to:

Fayetteville Public Library  
ATTN: Jim Curry  
401 W. Mountain St. 
Fayetteville, AR 72701 

Submission deadline is Friday, August 5th. 
Each submission must be accompanied by a completed submission form.

 

Download Submission Form