Celebrate the Schenectady County Public Library

The 2019 poster contest is in collaboration with the Schenectady County Public Library.

This year’s poster theme seeks entries that celebrate Arnold Lobel, a Schenectady native and successful children’s book author of the Frog and Toad series. Official entry forms will be available at the SCPL booth at the Kids Arts Festival outside of the Open Door Bookstore. Prizes will be awarded in three age categories ~ 12 years old and younger, 13-19 years old; and 20 years and older. 

In their poster entry, artist of all ages should:

  • Convey friendship and helping, central themes in the Frog and Toad books.
  • Create original artwork (in other words, don’t trace from any of the Frog and Toad books.)
  • Avoid copyrighted characters (such as Superman) or copyrighted clip art. (In other words, create original artwork.)  
  • Turn in your entry by 4 p.m. on June 1.
  • Winning entries will be announced by July 11 on this website and the library’s website.

People’s Choice voting of the winning entries will take place at SummerNight, July 12 on State Street in downtown Schenectady, and at Comic Con at the Central Library, 99 Clinton St. on July 13.

All entries become the property of the Schenectady County Public Library for its use.