Could your child design the new library card for Powys?

4 November 2022

Library card

Powys Library Service is holding a competition for children and young people to design the new library membership card.

The competition is open to anyone aged between 4 and 16years old and will be split into two age categories: primary school children (aged 4-11), and secondary school children (aged 11-16), with a prize for the winner of each category. One of the winning designs will be chosen to create the new library membership card.

The theme for the competition is ‘What do Libraries in Powys mean to you?’ and designs can be created using any medium such as paint, drawing or collage.

To enter, please create your artwork on a landscape piece of A4 paper, and either, drop it off at your local library or email it to [email protected] before the competition closing date of Wednesday 16 November.

Cllr David Selby, Cabinet Member for a More Prosperous Powys, said, “This competition is a fantastic opportunity for the young people of Powys to show off their creative flair and have their talent on show across the county.

“I would like to urge all parents to encourage their children to give this a go and see what they can come up with.

“I look forward to seeing the colourful designs from across the county.”

Please bear in mind when creating your design,

  • Do not include any specific book characters, as they cannot be printed on the cards
  • Remember that the cards are small, so your artwork must really stand out when it’s shrunk down

Please include your name, date of birth and how you can be contacted. If you have created your design as part of a school project, make sure to include your school, year and teacher’s name on the back, and if you’ve decided to give it a go outside of school, please include your parent or guardian’s name and phone number.

If you’re handing in your original artwork, please make sure you write your details on the back, but remember that your designs cannot be returned, so it is recommended that you scan and email if you can.

If you do scan and email your entry, please hold onto the original artwork, just in case it is selected as the winner and used to create the library card.