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Annual Children's Bookmark Contest

  • Every year since 1981 the Friends of the Juneau Public Libraries has sponsored a Bookmark Contest for children in pre-school through the 8th grade. It was originally timed to coincide with National Children's Book Week but when that became a problem we moved it. With much help and enthusiasm from the public school librarians and the teachers at the public and private schools in town, we have always been inundated with entries. (We received around 1500 entries each year for the past five years!)

  • A team of judges select the best three designs in each grade level. Both the winner and the two honorable mentions from each grade will receive a gift certificate from the Friends of the Library Amazing Bookstore and a laminated bookmark with their design. The winner from each grade level is also awarded a  gift certificate from Hearthside Books, compliments of Hearthside and the Friends of the Juneau Public Library. 

  • The winning bookmark design is printed by the City and Borough of Juneau for use in the Public Libraries throughout the year. Printed bookmarks are very popular with our younger readers and are a favorite souvenir of guests and tourists visiting the Capital City. 

  • These winning bookmarks, along with the honorable mention designs, will  be available for viewing on this homepage. All  entries are temporarily displayed at the three Public Libraries after the contest. 

Official Entry Form

Bookmark Entry Form


2015  Bookmark Contest: September 15th - October 15th

2016 Bookmark Winners

  2016 Honorable Mentions


Winners From Previous Years

2015 Bookmark Winners

2014 Bookmark Winners

2013 Bookmark Winners

2012 Bookmark Winners

2011 Bookmark Winners

2010 Bookmark Winners

2009 Bookmark Winners

2008 Bookmark Winners

2007 Bookmark Winners

2006 Bookmark Winners

2005 Bookmark Winners

2004 Bookmark Winners

2003 Bookmark Winners

1996 Bookmark Winners

1994 Bookmark Winners

1993 Bookmark Winners

1992 Bookmark Winners

1991 Bookmark Winners

1990 Bookmark Winners

1989 Bookmark Winners

1988 Bookmark Winners