Richland Community Library

Art & Writing Inspired by Your Favorite Story or Character

For this year's annual Art & Writing Contest, the Richland Community Library is challenging our artists & writers to create something based on their favorite story or character.

This can be a literal interpretation, like a drawing of your favorite character or a three-dimensional scene from your favorite book, OR an artistic interpretation, like a painting of how your favorite story makes you feel or an original short story starring your favorite character or set in the world of your favorite book.

We want you to get creative!

  • Submit your art or writing piece ANYTIME during the month of March 2024.
    • All art pieces must be submitted in-person. Writing pieces can be emailed*, but must be in a printable, PDF format.
  • Pieces will be displayed during the month of April 2024 and voted on by the public.
  • Winners will be announced and prizes will be awarded in early May 2024.

*Email submissions, as well as questions, may be directed to the

  • Adults 18+

  • Teens 12-17

  • Children 6-11

  • Children 5 & Under

One entry per person per category

Art Guidelines:

  • 2-D and 3-D works accepted
  • No perishable items
  • No inappropriate or graphic images
  • Work may not exceed 3ft on any side or weigh over 20 lbs.

Writing Guidelines:

  • Max word count 1,000
  • If you wish to add images to your story, please make your ‘book’ 5 pages or less
  • Any art piece with more than 20 words will be categorized as a writing entry
  • Please be mindful of language & subject matter
Location & Hours

Richland Community Library Location Photo
Richland Community Library Main Branch
8951 Park Street, Richland, MI 49083
269.629.9085 (Phone)
269.629.5330 (Fax)

Tuesdays 10 AM - 6 PM
Wednesdays 10 AM - 6 PM
Thursdays 10 AM - 7 PM
Fridays 10 AM - 5 PM
Saturdays 10 AM - 1 PM
Sundays Closed
Mondays Closed

Our book drop is located in the rear parking lot of the library, which is accessible though the Richland Eye Care parking lot off of 32nd Street.