Deadline Extended: Send a photo of yourself with a banned book and win a registration to ALA!

Banned Books Week

You now have one more week to put your face out there in support of the freedom to read!


We are delighted to announce that the deadline for the Banned Books Photo Contest has been extended. From now through June 19, 2015, SAGE and ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom invite you to send a picture of yourself holding your favorite Frequently Challenged Book to show the world that you believe in the freedom to read.

All photo entries will be broadcast for ALA attendees at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco, CA and three entries will be pulled at random to win a prize.

Prizes include:

1st place: A free registration to the 2016 American Library Association Midwinter Conference, January 8th through 12th, in Boston, MA OR the 2016 ALA Annual Conference, June 23rd through 28th in Orlando, FL.

Two 2nd place winners: $100 credit to purchase SAGE book(s) of your choice and up to 2 banned books, selected by ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom.

Here’s how it works…

Send an email to with:

  • Your name
  • The name of the library where you work(ed) or the library school you attend
  • A title for your photo (no more than 10 words)
  • An attached photo depicting you with a “Frequently Challenged Book” (find several lists with examples here)

Incomplete entries will be disqualified. By sending in an entry, you agree to the Contest Rules.

Want more?

If you are attending the 2015 ALA Conference in San Francisco, don’t forget to RSVP to read from your favorite banned book at the Banned Books Readout Booth. More details here.

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