Auckland Libraries: Celebrating 10 years of Auckland Libraries

Celebrating 10 years of Auckland Libraries

Image of different library card designs.

It’s our 10 year anniversary, and we want to celebrate with you, Tāmaki Makaurau!

Auckland Libraries is marking its 10 year anniversary since the union of seven councils and seven different library systems into one - one library network with 55 libraries! We are the largest public library system in Australasia.


What's your story, Tāmaki Makaurau?

Image of an adult and a girl holding up a library card.

To celebrate our anniversary, we will be creating a new set of library cards for 2021. Who will be the artist? You!


From 9 – 30 November, we invite you to submit a drawing, an illustration, a painting, a photo, a design - something visual that brings Tāmaki Makaurau to life for you.


It could represent a memory, a feeling, a place, a story, an aspect of te ao Māori, or something unique about your neighbourhood or culture. Tell us your story!


The public will vote on twelve selected designs and the six winning designs will be used for our 2021 library card collection.


How to enter

You can enter this competition via Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. To enter, post your design/illustration/photo/submission, tag #10YEARSAKL and tell us the story behind it.


You can also enter via email with your name, contact details, your submission, and the story behind it.


The competition opens at 9am Monday 9 November and closes at midnight on Monday 30 November 2020.


Competition terms & conditions 

  • You must be a resident of Auckland to enter
  • Artwork must be original, previously unpublished and free from any copyright restrictions
  • Anyone under 18 must have the permission of a parent or legal guardian to enter
  • Submissions will be accepted via Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or by email.
  • The top 12 finalists will be selected by a judging panel and announced on 18 January 2021. 
  • Finalists will be posted on the Auckland Libraries website for the public to vote for their favourite design. 
  • The six finalists with the most votes after two weeks will be used for our 2021 library card collection. Winners will be announced on 5 February 2021.

Read a text version of the terms and conditions.

Auckland Libraries:Celebrating 10 years of Auckland Libraries To celebrate our 10 years as one library network, we invite you to submit a drawing, an illustration, a painting, a photo, a design that brings Tāmaki Makaurau to life that we will use for our new collection of library cards.