Design the ORL’s new library card

Okanagan Regional Library (ORL) is inviting artists and graphic designers of all ages to submit their ideas.

The Okanagan Regional Library (ORL) is inviting artists and graphic designers of all ages to submit their ideas for new library cards for the regional system. Four winning designs will be chosen and printed, with each designer receiving a $100 cash prize.

The current library cards haven’t been substantially updated in over three decades.

“I heard one ORL member say she outlined her card in fluorescent marker so it was easy to spot because it was the most valuable thing in her wallet,” said Marla O’Brien, public relations and fundraising manager with the ORL. “We’ve been wanting to update the cards for a while and could never come up with the right design. Then one of our Board members suggested holding a contest to invite people to submit their own concepts.”

The contest is open to anyone in the ORL region, which spans from Golden and the Shuswap, south to Osoyoos and west to Princeton.

Entries can be either handmade or digital, and have to be submitted by Jan. 4, 2016. Full contest details and entry forms are available at any of the ORL’s 29 branches or online at www.orl.bc.ca/cardcontest.