Let's Celebrate Art

During the months of March and April 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.

Send Us Your Submissions

The 2024 Talking Book Services Art Gallery competition is underway. We encourage any visually impaired/blind child or young adult still in school to submit their tactile artwork by the March 8, 2024, deadline. One entry per student is allowed. First, second, and third-place winners in these three age categories will receive prizes.

  • Ages 6 to 10
  • Ages 11 to 15
  • Ages 16 and older

State Librarian Leesa Aiken will select one Best in Show winner for permanent display at the State Library. Deliver all artwork and this registration form to the South Carolina State Library at 1500 Senate St., Columbia, SC, no later than 5:00 p.m. on March 8, 2024. Artwork received after this date will not be eligible for the competition. We will notify winners on April 5, 2024.

If you need assistance getting the artwork to the South Carolina State Library, please email Talking Book Services or call a reader advisor at 1-800-922-7818. All participants will receive invitations to the spring 2024 awards ceremony.

Let’s Celebrate Art Together!

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For additional information, please contact Amber Sanders, asanders@statelibrary.sc.gov, (803) 734-7818.