Auckland Council Libraries: Library card competition

Library card competition

After two weeks of public voting, we're delighted to announce the winners of our library card design competition!

Congratulations to our six winners, and a big thank you to everyone who submitted a design.

The six winning designs will be available on our new library cards from June 2021.


Read the stories behind the designs of our six winners.

Please note: The text accompanying the winning designs has been edited for length.

Library card image submitted by Anita S

Anita S​​

“I wanted to create an artwork to represent Auckland’s colourful cultures, plus feature the coastline with sea and sky”.

Library card image submitted by Elspeth Alix Batt

Elspeth Alix Batt​​

“Pohutukawa plus hints of sea, sky, waves, boats and greenery”.

Library card image submitted by Celine C

Celine C​​

“Tui - one of my favourite NZ birds and represents a little stroll down memory lane of my primary days where I'd walk home with mum from Onehunga Primary, and we'd point out the tui”.

Library card image submitted by A. Zamorkin

A. Zamorkin​​

“This is a painting of our family experience at Parnell libraries. The library system of Auckland has become a big part of our life, and every member of the family finds something to enjoy”.

Library card image submitted by Kerryn S

Kerryn S

“I wanted to create a piece of art that showed the iconic Auckland skyline while also focusing on that natural beauty that surrounds us - both on the ground and in the sky above us. For me, Auckland never feels entirely removed from nature, and it only takes a short drive to find beautiful beaches and bush walks”.

Library card image submitted by Tiger W

Tiger W

“Auckland is a city surrounded by water, from beaches to lakes to streams and the two harbours, water is almost unavoidable. Watching a sunset at one of these unique beaches always reminds me that nature is never far away in Auckland and how lucky I am to call this place home”.

The winning designs will be used for our 2021 library card collection, available in libraries from June 2021.

Auckland Council Libraries:Library card competition 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.