Comics, Graphic Novels, and Prizes!
October is Teen Read Month in Oklahoma, and young people in grades 6 through 12 are encouraged to read just for the fun of it!
Picture It! is a project of the American Library Association's Young Adult Services Association. In the Sooner State, the Oklahoma Department of Libraries has joined forces with The Oklahoman's Newspapers in Education Program, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Toy and Action Figure Museum, and Sonic, America's Drive-In to offer lessons, activities and a statewide reading contest for both schools and public libraries.
Teens can read whatever books they wish to compete in the contest, but our discussions and activities will focus on the wonderful world of comics, comic books and graphic novels. A picture may be worth a thousand words, but when you combine sequential pictures with prose to tell a story, you have a tool that can excite and encourage the most reluctant of readers.
School librarians and classroom teachers may sign up to participate at nie.newsok.com.
Public libraries will find everything they need to participate right here.
Your library and individual readers can win some big prizes!
Please read our boiler plate rules and regs below, and then start your month-long Picture It! adventure!
Rules and Regulations—All federal, state and local regulations apply. No purchase necessary. There are no prize or cash substitutions. Prizes are non-transferable. By participating in this promotion, entrants agree to be bound by the official rules and the decisions of the judges/contest officials. All decisions made by contest officials shall be deemed final. Employees of contest sponsors (The Oklahoman and the Oklahoma Department of Libraries) and their immediate families are ineligible to participate. Individual prizes may only be earned through participation with a school or a public library but not through both. This contest is void where prohibited by law. Acceptance of prizes constitutes permission to use the winner’s name(s), video(s), photograph(s) and likeness(es) for purposes of advertising and promotion on behalf of contest sponsors without compensation. All contest submissions become the property of the Oklahoma Department of Libraries, and ODL retains the right to reuse them at their discretion and without compensation.