Read. Imagine. Design. Event Registration

Read. Imagine. Design. ~ The Story of a Book Cover Reimagined by YOU!

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Calling ALL Kindergarten through Grade 12 Students! ~ You’re invited to participate in a district wide literacy and art installation!

The San Gabriel Educational Foundation is thrilled to promote and celebrate literacy and the arts in education. This year’s event is a student showcase developed to provide opportunity for student and community engagement dedicated towards literacy, visual arts and mental health and wellness initiatives. We are filled with much enthusiasm as we share the following details surrounding the installation:

Call for Artists

The Story of a Book Cover Redesigned by YOU! is a literacy and art exhibition depicting the reimagined book cover of your favorite book. All qualifying art submissions will be adjudicated to win best of show.

Additionally, a limited number of entries will be selected to be transformed into street pole banners and hung within the City of San Gabriel Mission District for public viewing in the fall.  

We invite all K-12 SGUSD students to create their art piece on the art contest entry form and submit the form with a completed registration by the submission deadline of September 19, 2022. No late registrations or artwork submissions will be accepted.

Award Selection Rules

A limited number of art submissions will be selected from all entries for public display on pole banners within the City of San Gabriel Mission District. Submissions are subject to evaluation based on creativity, originality and quality of work. We believe each piece of art has a value. We will rely on our reviewers’ expertise to better judge the quality of submitted works.

Awards of Excellence

  • Winning artists will receive a digital certificate, be featured on our website and other social media channels for better visibility of their accomplishment and have their artwork developed into a pole street banner to be hung within the City of San Gabriel Mission District.
  • Artwork that best captures the theme will be chosen based on the following selection criteria, one winner from each category will receive a $50 gift card:
    • Grades K-2
    • Grades 3-5
    • Grades 6-8
    • Grades 9-12
  • All accepted works of art may be featured on the SEF website, shared through social media and displayed appropriately. Published information may include: Student first name and last initial, Grade, and School.


Please read carefully the guidelines before registering to participate and submitting your original artwork. 

  1. Artwork submission must be original and created by the student reimagining their book cover to qualify for award selections. No Copyrighted material will be accepted.  
  2. Artwork containing any inappropriate material, including but not limited to violence or gore will not be accepted.
  3. Number of entries per person: Each aspiring grades K-12 artist may submit one (1) work of art.
  4. All entries must be submitted by a parent/guardian over the age of 18.
  5. Entries must be submitted using our online form found below. You must include the child’s first name, grade, and school on the form and note the book title and author within the art piece.
  6. By uploading artwork, your email and children’s names you agree that SEF and our working partners can reproduce it on the web, send it to the media, broadcast it and to possibly print the art. 
  7. We intend to publish all of the entries that meet our terms and conditions online, but if for any reason this is not possible a selection will not be chosen for display.

Usage Rights (Terms and Conditions)

This Agreement defines terms and conditions between the artist (parent permission required) and the San Gabriel Educational Foundation, it’s affiliates and the City of San Gabriel. For all artists who want to participate in our art exhibition, before registering to participate and submitting your artwork you must agree to the following: The Foundation will adhere to all of the policies and procedures as outlined in the guidelines, award selection rules, award of excellence, content of marketing collateral and may change without notice. 

The art installation is open to all SGUSD students.

The parent or guardian’s electronic signature on the Registration Form indicates an understanding and agreement to abide by all noted guidelines, usage rights, and registration policies.
 I have read the above and agree.

Notice of Non-Discrimination Policy
SEF admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students. SEF does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational or admission policies for any SEF administered program.