Let's Celebrate Art 2021

During the months of April and May each year, the South Carolina State Library Talking Book Services Department offers a fine arts creative outlet for blind and visually impaired students in our state. 

It is now time to enter the 2021 SCSL Talking Book Services art competition. Any visually impaired/blind child or young adult still in school may enter. Artwork needs to be tactile in any medium. Only one entry per student is allowed.

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There are three age categories:  

  • ages 6 to 10
  • ages 11 to 15
  • ages 16 and up

First, Second and Third place will be awarded in each category. One piece will be selected by the State Librarian to win the Best in Show Award and be permanently displayed in the State Library. Check out last year’s winners in our Flickr album below.

All artwork and the registration form should be delivered to the SC State Library at 1500 Senate St., Columbia, SC no later than 5:00 pm, March 5, 2021. Artwork received after this date will not be eligible for the competition. Winners will be notified April 5, 2021. If assistance is needed in getting the artwork to the SC State Library, do not hesitate to contact Talking Book Services.

Invitations to the awards ceremony will be sent out to all participants.

Let’s Celebrate Art Together!

For additional information, please contact Brenda J. Boyd, tbsbooks@statelibrary.sc.gov, 800-922-7818.

 

Flickr photos from the 2020 Talking Book Services Student Art Awards Ceremony album.

Leesa Aiken by

Leesa Aiken by uploaded on 20 Oct 2020

Untitled by Grace B. -Honorable Mention by

Untitled by Grace B. -Honorable Mention by uploaded on 20 Oct 2020

Kubra E. “Patient for Beauty” - Honorable Mention by

Kubra E. “Patient for Beauty” - Honorable Mention by uploaded on 20 Oct 2020

Delaney F. “My Happy Place” - Honorable Mention by

Delaney F. “My Happy Place” - Honorable Mention by uploaded on 20 Oct 2020

Elijah G. “Untitled” - Honorable Mention by

Elijah G. “Untitled” - Honorable Mention by uploaded on 20 Oct 2020

Aleena H. “Untitled” - Honorable Mention by

Aleena H. “Untitled” - Honorable Mention by uploaded on 20 Oct 2020

Eyuana H. “Mom” - Honorable Mention by

Eyuana H. “Mom” - Honorable Mention by uploaded on 20 Oct 2020

Iris H. “Untitled” - Honorable Mention by

Iris H. “Untitled” - Honorable Mention by uploaded on 20 Oct 2020

Hubert H. “Untitled” - Honorable Mention by

Hubert H. “Untitled” - Honorable Mention by uploaded on 20 Oct 2020

Akeylah H. “Untitled” - Honorable Mention by

Akeylah H. “Untitled” - Honorable Mention by uploaded on 20 Oct 2020

Landon K. “A Touch of Spring” - Honorable Mention by

Landon K. “A Touch of Spring” - Honorable Mention by uploaded on 20 Oct 2020

Faith M. “Autumn Love” - Honorable Mention by

Faith M. “Autumn Love” - Honorable Mention by uploaded on 20 Oct 2020

Johnny O. “Great Things About Trees” - Honorable Mention by

Johnny O. “Great Things About Trees” - Honorable Mention by uploaded on 20 Oct 2020

Audrey R. “Untitled” - Honorable Mention by

Audrey R. “Untitled” - Honorable Mention by uploaded on 20 Oct 2020

Kamrhyn M. “Bloom” - First Place Ages 6-10 by

Kamrhyn M. “Bloom” - First Place Ages 6-10 by uploaded on 20 Oct 2020

Aamahrion S. “Wrestler” - Second Place Ages 6-10 by

Aamahrion S. “Wrestler” - Second Place Ages 6-10 by uploaded on 20 Oct 2020

Lewis D. “My Melted Snowman” - Third Place Ages 6-10 by

Lewis D. “My Melted Snowman” - Third Place Ages 6-10 by uploaded on 20 Oct 2020

Travis K. “Kraken Attack” - First Place Ages 11-15 by

Travis K. “Kraken Attack” - First Place Ages 11-15 by uploaded on 20 Oct 2020

Azure W. “A Day in the Life of an Angel” - Second Place Ages 11-15 by

Azure W. “A Day in the Life of an Angel” - Second Place Ages 11-15 by uploaded on 20 Oct 2020

Savannah S. “Savannah shines” - Third Place Ages 11-15 by

Savannah S. “Savannah shines” - Third Place Ages 11-15 by uploaded on 20 Oct 2020

Jason M. “Untitled” - First Place Ages 16 and Up by

Jason M. “Untitled” - First Place Ages 16 and Up by uploaded on 20 Oct 2020

Vanessia S. “Beautiful Wildlife” - Second Place Ages 16 and Up by

Vanessia S. “Beautiful Wildlife” - Second Place Ages 16 and Up by uploaded on 20 Oct 2020

Jacob C. “God’s Nature” - Third Place Ages 16 and Up by

Jacob C. “God’s Nature” - Third Place Ages 16 and Up by uploaded on 20 Oct 2020

Travis K. “Kraken Attack” - 2020 State Librarian Award by

Travis K. “Kraken Attack” - 2020 State Librarian Award by uploaded on 20 Oct 2020