The card will be released as part of library’s Juneteenth 2021 celebrations, the first year this holiday will be recognized as a city, state and public-school holiday.
Artists, ages 13 and up, are welcome to participate. Submissions will be judged on artistic merit, creative expression and thematic connection (how well does the submission, both in the artwork and artist statement, communicate and celebrate Black American culture and history).
Preference will be given to artists with a connection to Brooklyn. Designs will be reviewed by a panel of library staff and community stakeholders. The winner will receive a $2000 stipend.
A complete list of submission requirements and instructions can be found at bklynlibrary.org. The last day to submit is January 31.