Each spring the EWU Friends of the Library hold a “Make YourMark” bookmark contest, where participants design an original2-1/2″ x 7-1/2″ bookmark. The winner receives great prizesand the winning entry is distributed campuswide and used forspecial events throughout the year.
Last year’s winner, Thanh-Thuy Truong, graduated with a major inGraphic Communications and a minor in Art here at EWU. Thanh-Thugh said, “I’ve always loved to design things. Thisis the first contest I have ever won for my designs and it gives meconfidence that my graphic work is good.”
Creating a bookmark can be a stepping stone for you. Thisis not only a chance to get a piece of your artwork shown all overcampus and beyond, but is a great addition to your portfolio. Past winner Jamie Pearson said that the contest was “a greatopportunity for him.” He included his accomplishment in hisportfolio and later was offered and accepted a great position as agraphic artist in Seattle. Jamie also said, “Creating abookmark for the library was enticing and an ideal way of leavingmy mark.”
The contest is open to all EWU students, faculty, staff, andFriends of the Library. The official entry period is March 29through May 10, 2004. Contest criteria for the entriesinclude:
• Dimensions of2-1/2″ x 7-1/2″.
• Must be done inblack and white and/or shades of gray. (Will be reproduced on colorcover stock, one ink.)
• Medium ofpresentation includes but is not limited to ink drawing,photograph, computer-generated design or image, or a combination ofall. No pencil please; it is difficult to reproduce.
• Must be alloriginal material, including drawings and photographs. Entrymay not include images from other sources. Prose from othersources may be included but must be fully attributed in theentry.
• Inclusion of theEWU Eagle logo is permissible, but not the EWU wordmark. (Check the EWU Identity Standards manual. (www.ewu.edu/universityrelations/standards)
Criteria for judging includes the message of the bookmark (doesit encourage use of the EWU Libraries, reading, browsing, research,etc.), creativity of the design (includes the originality of thedesign), and general aesthetics (includes the entry’s artistry andoverall appeal).
Please submit entries to Carol Raczykowski, 816 F Street, 100Lib, Cheney, WA 99004. Entries must be received no later thanMay 10, 2004, by 5 p.m. Questions? Call Carol at (509)359-6915 or e-mail email@example.com.