Fullerton College Library

Design-A-Bookmark Contest Winners 2019

First Place

Sung Hyun “Sunny” Lee

$200 cash card

Second Place

Scyrena Jackson 

$100 cash card

Third Place

Cynthia Ibrahim

$50 cash card

Library’s Choice

Peter Chavez

$50 FC bookstore gift card

And the results are in…

Earlier in the semester, the library made an open call for students to submit designs for what was known as the 2019 FC Library Design-A-Bookmark Art Contest in order to help create a supply of promotional bookmarks it will begin to distribute early next fall semester.  Students were called to create an art piece that promoted the themes of success, literacy and diversity for this year’s contest.  Several students took the call and submitted their best designs.  The library received dozens of submissions, which were then handed over to the Art Department for jurying.  Using professional criteria, the art faculty selected their picks for Top 8 designs.  All eight of these students will have their designs printed on thousands of bookmarks, which will be distributed to students at FC, in various public schools throughout Orange County, as well as to local public libraries and community centers.  These eight designs were then handed over to the students, in which they were called upon to vote for their favorite design.  Hundreds of students dialed in with their votes, and these are the final results:

These are the artists whose winning designs were chose by their fellow students.

An additional awardee, Peter Chavez was awarded the Library’s Choice Award with $50 FC Bookstore card. Their design was selected by the library faculty and staff as their favorite.

This contest was generously sponsored by the FC Friends of the Library, FC Print Technologies, and the FC Art Department.

Meet the Winners

First Place: Sung Hyun “Sunny” Lee, who gets a $200 cash card.

Second Place: Scyrena Jackson who will get a $100 cash card.

Third Place: Cynthia Ibrahim, who will get a $50 cash card.

Contest Finalists 2019

The Top 8 designs are currently displayed in the library’s display case at the entrance.  Be on the lookout for these designs in bookmark form starting this fall. 

by Cynthia Ibrahim

by Sydney Ogden

by Yvette Hernandez

by Scyrena Jackson

by Sunghyun Sunny Lee

by Peter Chavez

by Flor Nunez

by Raul Roman

Contest Rules


Currently enrolled Fullerton College (FC) students are eligible to participate. Students who are also employed as classified / certificated employees of FC are not eligible (FWS students are okay).

Directions for Students: (please follow carefully to prevent delays)

  1. Students are encouraged to create a design based on the themes of LITERACY, DIVERSITY, and SUCCESSto help guide their creation, along with the following dimensions and elements: 7 ¾ inch x 2 ¾ inch, plus 1/8 inch 4/4 image bleed with crop marks, in CMYKcolor mode.
  2. Two files of the design are to be prepared: One signedfile saved in .pdf format, and another unsignedfile saved as a .jpg file.
  3. Submit both files to the Student Programming Librarian, Val Macias, at vmacias@fullcoll.eduwith the subject line “2019 Bookmark Art Contest” on or before March 28, 2019 by 8:00 P.M. Please include your first name, last name, the high school you graduated from, and the last 4 digits of you Fullerton College ID number in the body of the e-mail. Submissions sent after this date will not be considered.

Only ONE submitted design per student can be accepted.

Judging Criteria and Process

The work must be newly-created work and cannot be already-existing work that was previously juried, published, featured, exhibited, or (previously or concurrently) entered into other contests, galleries or promotions.

Once submitted, all entries will be forwarded to art faculty for jurying. Faculty members will select the top 8bookmarks for display in the library. Criteria considered includes: visual impact, interpretation and creativity, composition, and craftsmanship.Once the top eight bookmarks are juried, students can then vote for their favorite bookmarks. Tallied votes will determine the winners. In the event of a tie, a staff member will be called upon to cast the tiebreaking vote. Voting activity will take place in April for one week.

There will be a first, second and third place winner as well as a special Librarian’s Choice winner. The prizes will be $200 for first place, $100 for second place, and $50 for third place. A $50 FC Bookstore gift card will be given to the Library’s Choice winner. The winners will be announced near the end of April.

The top 8bookmarks will be selected and reproduced for distribution in bookmark form to promote our library services with the student’s name and design prominently featured on each bookmark. Each selected student will also get 100 bookmarks with their design.

Copyright Info

Participating students who submit bookmarks are responsible for submitting original work. Derivative artwork from other licensed or copyrighted works are NOT allowed and will be disqualified. Neither Fullerton College nor the NOCCCD are liable for any copyright violations committed by students. All submissions are the intellectual property of the creating student.


Please direct any questions and concerns related to the contest to the student programming librarian, Val Macias at vmacias@fullcoll.edu or art professor Vonn Sumner at vsumner@fullcoll.edu. This contest is generously sponsored by FC Friends of the Library, FC Printing Technologies and the FC Art Department.