The 28th annual Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition for grades 3-12
Deadline for submissions: January 24, 2014
The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation is known for its pioneering support of bookmaking and storytelling programs. Over the years the annual bookmaking competition, a partnership between the The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation and the New York City Department of Education, has resulted in the creation of thousands of student-made picture books.
Once again, we invite students to explore the creative opportunities that are offered to them when they write and illustrate their own picture books. Each school is allowed to submit one book into the competition.
AS HAS NOW BECOME OUR TRADITION:
- All school winners will be listed in the annual catalogue along with the titles of their books, their schools and the names of their teachers and principals.
- All school winners will be on the Ezra Jack Keats website
- All school wide winning entries will be displayed at the main branch of the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza.
Penguin Books will provide gift bags for all city and borough wide winning authors and illustrators.
As in the past, all school winners will receive medals and award certificates. At a May awards ceremony, each borough-wide elementary, middle and high school winner, and each city wide winner will be recognized and receive a medal and monetary award from the Foundation.
Please click here to download the 2013-14 competition guidelines and entry instructions.
All books must be submitted by January 24, 2014.
Please note new address and mail books to:
The Office of Arts and Special Projects
333 Seventh Avenue- Room 801
New York, NY 10001
The New York City Department of Education gratefully acknowledges The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation for its support of professional development events related to the competition and the creation of the annual catalogue. Their continued generous support is greatly appreciated.