Deadline Extended: Banned Books Week Trading Cards

Post Date:08/28/2018 8:30 AM
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UPDATE: The deadline for entries has been extended to Tuesday, Sept. 4.

Chapel Hill Public Library is seeking small (5” wide x 7” tall) original works on paper, inspired by books or authors that have been challenged, censored, or banned.

Based on their artistic excellence, seven of these works will be selected by a jury to become trading cards; artwork is featured on the front and an artist’s statement and information about the book or author are on the back. All entries are displayed in an exhibit at the Library during Banned Books Week and beyond. Trading cards are distributed for free during Banned Books Week and beyond.

Banned Books Week (BBW) is an annual national event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of intellectual freedom. Held from September 23 to 29, 2018, BBW highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the dangers of censorship by spotlighting actual and attempted banning of books. Chapel Hill Public Library coordinates this project to bring these important issues into the community’s conversation in a fun, interesting, and unique way.

Eligibility: Open to artists of all ages within Orange, Durham, Wake, Chatham, and Alamance Counties.

Deadline for applications: Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018

For more information, go to https://chapelhillpubliclibrary.org/banned-books/

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