Ezra Jack Keats

Annual Bookmaking Program and Competition

The annual Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition is a collaboration between the Office of Arts and Special Projects, NYCDOE and the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation. Named for the creator of over 20 children’s books, including the classic Caldecott-winning The Snowy Day, the competition has resulted in the creation of thousands of student-made picture books.

Open to teachers of students grades 3 through 12, the competition has evolved into a program that encourages author and illustrator studies, and gives students the opportunity to experience the problem solving and imaginative solutions involved in creating a picture book.

Please visit this registration page to view competition guidelines and register for a special bookmaking workshop on September 28th, 2018 at the High School of Art and Design: https://www.cvent.com/d/2bqjp4

Please note that while we encourage you to register for the workshop, it is not a prerequisite for entering the competition.

For more information, please contact Karen Rosner, Visual Arts Coordinator (KRosner@schools.nyc.gov). 

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