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National Library Week Art Contest: Guidelines

MTC Library Art Contest, Tell Us Your Story. MTC Library is holding an art contest supporting the theme of National Libary Week, "There's More to the Story".

Previous Winners

Pinball Wizard

Best In Show - Pinball Wizard by Robyn Dowling

Monochromatic Portrait

People's Choice Award - Monochromatic Portrait by Nathaniel Egot

charmaine olivia

Painting - First Place - charmaine olivia by Liz Nicolai

1 o'clock

Painting - Second Place - 1 o'clock by Ashlyn Ooi

Drip Drip Drop

3 Dimensional/Folk Art - First Place - Drip Drip Drop by Emily Britton

Reflection Floral Euporia

3 Dimensional/Folk Art - Second Place - Reflection Floral Euphoria by MacKenzie Higbe

Art Exhibition Concept Poster

Photography/Graphic Design - First Place - Art Exhibition Concept Poster by Jin Koo

Monochromatic Portrait

Drawing - First Place - Monochromatic Portrait by Nathaniel Egot

Canis Brachyura

Drawing - Second Place - Canis Brachyura by Casey Barfell

Campus Courtyard

Drawing - Honorable Mention - Campus Courtyard by Kelley Pettibone

MTC Library National Library Week Art Contest


MTC Library and the MTC Foundation are sponsoring an art contest supporting the theme of National Library Week, "There’s More to the Story".


Contest Guidelines:

The contest is open to current students, faculty, and staff of Midlands Technical College.

The categories for submission are:

  • painting,
  • drawing,
  • three-dimensional art & folk art, and
  • photography & graphic design.

Entries must not have been submitted for previous MTC Library Art Contests.

Entries must be prepared for display.

Submissions must be received between March 20th and April 5th, and must be accompanied by a digitally signed submission form that certifies the work is the entrant’s original.



A panel of judges will decide the winners for each category and for the grand prize. An online vote will determine the winner of the People's Choice award. Prizes will be awarded on Wednesday, April 12th, at 2:00 pm.

Grand Prize - $100.00 Gift Certificate

Category Winners - $25.00 Gift Certificates (4 Categories)

People’s Choice - $25.00 Gift Certificate


Award Presentation:

Prizes will be awarded on Wednesday, April 12th, at 2:00 pm at Airport Library, AC 225.

Submission Rules:

Follow the instructions below to enter MTC Library’s Art Contest. The contest theme is “There’s more to the story.” Participants may also choose to attach a short, written description of their art's story.

All submitted works must be original, including drawings, paintings, sculptures, photographs, digital art, and handcrafted art.

Submissions should be matted and/or display-ready.

All reasonable efforts will be made to protect works of art, but MTC Library is not responsible or liable for damage or theft.

By entering the contest, entrants consent to the use of the publication of their name, artwork image, and statement in connection with the contest or any subsequent similar contest held by MTC Library, without payment or compensation other than the chance to win the prize awarded.

Students under 18 must have their parent(s) or legal guardian submit and certify their entry into the contest. Faculty and staff can also enter the contest.

Artwork may be submitted at Airport and Beltline Campus Libraries.

Complete the online form before physically submitting your work. All submissions must be turned in by April 5th, 2023, at 6pm.

Contestants are allowed to submit more than one work of art. Please complete a separate online form for each entry.

All artwork must be picked up by April 28, 2023. If artwork is not picked up, it becomes the property of MTC and MTC Library.


Questions about the contest?

Contact Aleck Williams.



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