Bibliopolis T-Shirt Design Contest!

To celebrate the four-month anniversary (because four-month anniversaries are a thing, didn’t you know?) of beginning my work here as the Gracepoint Berkeley church librarian this past June, we will be having a Bibliopolis T-Shirt Design Contest. It’s actually another of the kiddos’ fundraiser ideas. 🙂


The kids and some adults have been hankering for a shirt ever since day 1, so we can check another item on the #goals list.

The contest is open to young and old alike across all of our Gracepoint ministries. Wouldn’t it be awesome for a parent-child team to submit a design idea?

You can include some tagline* or appropriately attributed bookish quote to go along with it. If you could refrain from using “City of Books” as the tagline, that would be great. Not that I think Powell’s City of Books (one of my favorite book stores ever) would mind or even notice, but still. 🙂

Please submit your JPG and PSD file to no later than October 31, 2015. That gives you two weeks to work on a design. We will unveil the entries for public vote on Sunday, November 1st, which is also the first day of Narnia November *AND* NaNoWriMo. Busy day, busy day. The names of submitters will be removed so as to prevent bias.

Prize: the esteemed title of this year’s T-Shirt Laureate**, and a free shirt with your design on it. Wowza! If you’re not a designer, but a wordsmith, you can submit your tagline as a comment below, and maybe a designer who’s not a wordsmith will pick yours up and run with it! In the case of a tag team victory, you will BOTH win a free t-shirt. Let the collabs begin.

Ideas for a snappy tagline for Bibliopolis? Excited to enter the contest? Or just excited to buy one of our future shirts and wear your love for reading? Chime in below!

EDIT: Be sure to check the update on how you can submit a design without Photoshop.

*such as: “Gracepoint reads,” which isn’t that snappy. Or “One book to rule them all”…uh, I welcome your suggestions!

**laureate: a person who is honored with an award for outstanding creative or intellectual achievement.


18 thoughts on “Bibliopolis T-Shirt Design Contest!

  1. oooh, exciting!! I would love to wear and brag around in my bibliopolis tshirts. People will be like, “Whoa, what is that??” and i’ll be like “let me tell you.” :))))


  2. nice, i would love to have a biblio shirt that is so cccccccccccccccccccccccccccooooooooooooooooooooooooooooollllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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