Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition


2014 Competition Deadline: Feb 14, 2014

The Contemporary Jewish Museum, the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, San Francisco Unified School District, and the San Francisco Public Library are pleased to announce the second-annual Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition on the West Coast!  The Bookmaking Competition promotes the art and craft of original bookmaking in the classroom, and invites students in grades K–12 to design, write, and create their own books. 

The competition is open to all K-12 students in the San Francisco Unified School District, as well as Bay Area Jewish Day Schools.  The competition is divided into five categories: early elementary (K-2), early elementary collaborative (K-2 class books), elementary (3-5), intermediate (6-8), and high school (9-12).  Individual schools can have students in multiple classes create their own books.  After the books are completed, two books per category are selected as the school-wide winners, which the librarian, principal or arts coordinator then submits to the competition through the SFUSD Library Services department.  All submissions are due Friday, February 14, 2014.  From these, a jury selects 2 winners from each category.  All winners receive an Ezra Jack Keats medal and other prizes.  Winning books will be showcased at the Contemporary Jewish Museum and an awards ceremony will be held on March 2, 2014.

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