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Character Portraits: 3rd Annual Kids' Art Contest

What is your favorite story? Have you ever imagined what it would be like to be a part of your favorite book? Here is the perfect opportunity for you to put your idea on paper. Create a portrait of yourself as a character in your favorite book!

Create your portrait using pencil, paint, magic markers, chalk, crayon, collage, or any combination of those. For example, you could draw a picture of yourself as a student at Hogwarts. Or, you could imagine what you would look like as Aslan from “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” and paint that portrait.


  1. Submit your portrait to the Fairview Public Library no later than Monday, September 30 at 5 p.m.
  2. Your portrait can be on paper no bigger than 18” x 24”.
  3. Include the following information on your portrait: On the back, your first and last name, grade level, school, parent or guardian’s first and last name, and home phone number. On the front, write the name of the book and character on which your portrait is based.


  1. There are three categories for entries.
    1. Ages 5-8
    2. Ages 9-13
    3. Ages 14-18
  2. Three winners will be chosen from each category, for a total of nine winners. Winning entries will be based on originality and creativity. Each of the three winners will receive a $25 gift card to Barnes and Noble. In addition, winners and their families will be invited to a reception on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. at the Fairview Public Library.

All entries will be on display through the end of October. Entries not picked up by October 31 will be discarded.

Contact the library 250-6484 or if you have any questions.