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Friends of the Libraries Design Contest

The Friends of VCU Libraries’ annual Design Contest harnesses our community’s creativity to help fundraise for VCU Libraries. 

Students and recent alumni are invited to use their artistic and graphic arts skills to illustrate their “interpretation of VCU Libraries?”

The creator of the winning design receives a $500 prize. The artwork will be printed on a T-shirt that will be sold to raise funds for VCU Libraries. In addition, participating artists’ designs will be shared on social media, including Flickr, and may be gathered into an exhibit for the Cabell Screen. Submitted designs also may be featured on other VCU Libraries’ digital or printed materials. Artists whose work is used by VCU Libraries will receive a modest honorarium. Artists retain copyright to their designs. Want to see examples of past winning designs? Here are winners from 2022, 2021, 2020, and 2019.