Library Card Design Contest

Show your creativity! Tacoma Public Library is holding an art contest for new library cards. Winners will see their card design created for the entire system!

  • Open to all Tacoma Public Library cardholders
  • Stop by any branch for a paper template or download a template, opens a new window. Using a template is optional. 
  • Submissions may be in any art medium (pen, paint, crayons, illustrations, photography, etc.)
  • Artwork must be original and free of copyright restrictions
  • Both horizontal and vertical designs will be considered
  • Image size resolution should be at least 890 x 445
  • Upon submission, entrants grant Tacoma Public Library all rights to the artwork and consents that all artwork may be displayed and/or reproduced without limitation and without compensation
  • Limit one entry per person. Please do not include your name in the artwork
  • TPL staff and immediate family members are ineligible to participate

Winning designs will be awarded to: 

  • 1 Youth (10 and under)
  • 1 Teen (11-17)
  • 1 Adult (18 and over)


  • In person at any Tacoma Public Library branch 
  • Fill out the form below and attach a digital copy of your artwork. Files must be in .jpg, .png, or .pdf format.

Create a design with help from the Digital Media Lab, open by appointment, opens a new window

Please email, opens a new window with any questions.