Send us a photo of yourself with your favorite banned book and win a registration to ALA

Banned Books Virtual Read-Out!, Banned Books Week, General Interest, Intellectual Freedom Committee, Midwinter Meeting/Annual Conference

(Cross posted from SAGE Publications)

Photo credit Amy Stieve
Photo credit Amy Stieve

Are you a librarian who believes in wide access to literature? Are you willing to add your face to those who believe in the freedom to read? Would you also appreciate a free registration to an ALA conference? Then show us your enthusiasm and you could win!


From now through June 12, 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 2 (or more) 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)

Miguel Figueroa_Sherman Alexie book

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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