'Imagine Your Story' is the theme for Clackamas County's summer reading program

COURTESY PHOTO - Leala Tran, 12, of Happy Valley won last year's county library art contest, themed 'Universe of Stories.'Libraries in Clackamas County (LINCC) invite interested teens to submit original artwork to the fifth annual Teen Summer Reading Artwork contest. This year's theme is "Imagine Your Story."

The contest begins Jan. 2, and submissions are welcome until Jan. 31. Artists must be between the ages of 12 and 18 at the time of submission, and artwork must represent the theme. Entries should be in color with no text.

"The LINCC Teen Art Contest is a favorite every year," said Rebecca Mayer, West Linn's teen librarian. "Not only does it give us a chance to honor the artistic skills and talents of our Clackamas County teens and promote the summer reading program, but it's the perfect example of the many ways to tell a story."

The winner of last year's contest, with the theme "Universe of Stories," was 12-year-old Leala Tran of Happy Valley. Like last year, the winning design will be used by LINCC throughout the county for all summer reading promotional materials such as posters, forms, flyers and social media. A $100 gift card is awarded each year for first place, and honorable mentions also may be recognized. 

For more information, contest rules and an entry form, go to and click on "Library Events." You also can obtain an entry form by visiting any of the 13 libraries in the county.

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