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University Libraries looking for students to “Make Their Mark”

Libraries IDEA Committee to celebrate “What does PRIDE mean to you” through student art contest

Calling all artistic folks who also love libraries and bookmarks! For the month of April, the University Libraries’ is hosting the “Make Your ‘Mark” bookmark design contest for students to submit original work based on the theme “what does PRIDE mean to you?” One design will be chosen and featured on a bookmark that will be handed out at the Northern Nevada Pride Celebration in July.

In collaboration with the Queer and LGBT Advocacy Board (QLAB), the University Libraries’ Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) Committee designed this contest to engage our student population with the libraries in a new and creative way. Students can use this contest to express their artistic abilities while exploring the theme of support, acceptance, truth, love and more within the realm of PRIDE. It is our aim for students to feel heard and supported, and to represent their voice through a creative outlet.

This is an opportunity for students to design original artwork that will be placed on a 2 inch x 6 inch bookmark. Artwork can be created with any medium, including digital graphic designs, paint, graphite, etc. We ask that participants to create a digital version of their artwork within the size parameters. Upon review of all submissions, one design will be printed onto bookmarks and handed out to hundreds of people at the QLAB Pride event table. The artist’s information will be presented on the back of the bookmark, and a feature will be posted on the University Library’s website.

Submissions will be accepted until April 30, 2024. Participants can submit their work on the Libraries’ Make Your ‘Mark Contest webpage, where we ask for contact information and a digital file of the artwork. The winner will be announced on May 8, 2024. If you have any questions, you can email librarydiversity@unr.edu.

Rebecca Glasgow