[kids-lib] Two week reminder: Announcing the 2017 Oregon Summer Reading Certificate Design Contest deadline 1/3

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Tue Dec 20 09:10:52 PST 2016

There are two weeks left to design 2017 summer reading certificates-no certificates have been submitted yet. Almost 7,000 were distributed last year so they're still getting a lot of use.

All CSLP member libraries currently have access to the online summer reading manual. If you haven't already, ask the person at your library who is the summer reading key contact for access. That person received a couple emails from me with the necessary info.-Katie

From: Kids-lib [mailto:kids-lib-bounces at listsmart.osl.state.or.us] On Behalf Of Katie Anderson
Sent: Tuesday, December 06, 2016 8:16 AM
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Subject: [kids-lib] Announcing the 2017 Oregon Summer Reading Certificate Design Contest

[teen_slogan_eng]2017 Oregon Summer Reading Certificate Design Contest
Enter by January 3rd

The 2017 Oregon Summer Reading Certificate design contest is underway! To enter, you must be work or volunteer at a Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) member library in Oregon and have access to the CSLP 2017 summer reading artwork. All public, volunteer, and tribal libraries in Oregon are CSLP members.

The entry deadline is Monday, January 3, 2017.

Submit a summer reading certificate design in one or more of the following categories:

  *   Children's: Build A Better World (full color)
  *   Teen: Build A Better World (full color)
  *   All-ages: Build A Better World (black and white)
Certificates entered into the contest must include the following features:

  *   CSLP clip-art for the 2017 summer reading program (children's, teen, and/or adult art)-the Summer Reading Key Contact at CSLP member libraries has online access to the 2017 manual, including the art!
  *   State of Oregon seal which can be downloaded in color<http://www.oregon.gov/osl/LD/youthsvcs/SRP/OregonStateSeal-Color.png> or black and white<http://www.oregon.gov/osl/LD/youthsvcs/SRP/OregonStateSeal-BlackWhite.jpg>.
  *   The text: "We hereby recognize and commend NAME For completing the 2017 Oregon Summer Reading Program" and/or "Por medio de este certificado reconocemos y felicitamos a NOMBRE por haber terminado el Programa de Lectura del Verano del 2017 de Oregón" (Bilingual submissions are welcome!)
  *   Space for the name and signature of an important state official.
  *   The text: "A joint project of the Oregon State Library and Oregon Library Association."
  *   Entries must be submitted in both the original format and .pdf format, and emailed to katie.anderson at state.or.us<mailto:katie.anderson at state.or.us>
Provide the following information in the body of your email:

  *   Your full name
  *   Your library name
  *   Whether or not you want your name released if you win

All the entries that meet the above criteria will be voted on via the OYAN, kids-lib, libs-or, and OASL email discussion lists. The one children's, one teen, and one all-ages certificate with the most votes will be made available to Oregon libraries to download and print. There is no additional prize or recognition for the creator of the winning design.

Tips for successful certificate design are below.
Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,
Katie Anderson

Katie Anderson, MLS, Youth Services Consultant
Library Support and Development Services<http://www.oregon.gov/osl/LD/pages/index.aspx>
Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
katie.anderson at state.or.us<mailto:katie.anderson at state.or.us>, 503-378-2528
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Tips for successful certificate design:

·         The certificate should be 8.5" x 11", and should have blank outer margins of at least .25" on all sides.

·         EPS files, like the ones found on the CSLP DVD, can be scaled to any size in your docu­ment without losing resolution. These files can be manipulated in illustration programs such as Microsoft Paint or Adobe Illustrator.

·         TIFF and JPEG files can be manipulated in any photo editing program such as Adobe Photoshop (another example?). Avoid increasing these images by more than 20% of their original size. If you need an image in a different format and you cannot convert the image on your own, please email your request to the CSLP at info at cslpreads.org<mailto:info at cslpreads.org>.

·         Download the State of Oregon seal from http://www.oregon.gov/osl/LD/Pages/youthsvcs/summerreading/summerreadingcertificates.aspx, and use it in your design.

·         When converting your design to a PDF, select a high quality print setting (in particular, images should be at a minimum of 300dpi).

·         A good rule of thumb for double-checking the resolution or print quality of your design: Open your PDF in Acrobat, and zoom in at 400%. If the images and type still look smooth (not grainy or pixelated), your design should print nicely.

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