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What is Inktober?

Basic FAQ's

Do I have to use a pen or ink?

No, it's about flexing your creative muscles and practicing art skills. If markers or digital sketching are more your style go for it. Also, if you prefer letter art, feel free to draw the prompt word artistically.

Do I have to draw something based on the prompts?

For LME Library's contest, we would like teens to follow the prompts, please even though the official Inktober page says "No. The prompts are there to help spark your creativity. If you have another great idea, go for it!" The official prompt list is at the bottom of this page.


How do I qualify for the LME Library's prize?

You must meet all the following criteria for your entry(s) to count:

  1. Open to Princeville, Illinois residents in 6th-12th grade (or homeschool equivalent) only.
  2. Complete a prompt during Inktober, Oct. 1-31, 2022, and either post it to social media with hashtags #inktober AND #lmelibrary. Please know if your account or post is set to private or friends only we will not see the post and your entry can not be counted) or bring it in to show it to LME Library staff.
  3. Earn 1 entry for each prompt completed during October 1-31, 2022. That's a potential of 31 entries!
  4. The winner must come into the library to claim their prize or another winner will be drawn; the prize will not be mailed.

Do you have further questions? Call the library at 309-385-4540 for assistance.

Please note, that entries may be shared on LME Library social media to promote our programs and local talent. wink
Every effort will be made to credit the original artist on the pieces the Library shares.



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