Fan Fiction / Fan Art Contest

About Fan Fiction and Fan Art

The Southern Oaks Library Fan Fiction and Fan Art contest was founded by John Hilbert. In dedication to John's work, the contest continues to recognize the remarkable talents of people in our community.

February 1, 2022 is the first day to submit entries to the Southern Oaks Library Fan Fiction and Fan Art contest. Fan Art may be any medium and contain original characters but must contain copyrighted characters as the main theme. Similar rules apply to Fan Fiction. The last day to submit your work is Friday, March 11th, 2022 at 6:00 pm.

​We will display the works from March 19th to April 2nd at the Southern Oaks Library. You can come by any time during this period to view the gallery.  You will be able to pick up your certificate, judges' feedback, prizes, and submissions between April 10th and April 16th. 

 

Rules for Submitting Fan Art

  • Only one entry per contestant in the Fan Art category.
  • You may include original characters, but Fan Art must contain a copyrighted character as the main theme.
  • Fan Art is not restricted to any age category or genre.
  • Contestant must be able to carry the Fan Art into the designated area.
  • Fan Art can be created in any medium.
  • Entries can be submitted in person at the Southern Oaks Library or online.
  • Use only your own work. You will be disqualified if you are found plagiarizing.
  • Fan Art must include a disclaimer. 
    • If you submit in person, you will fill one out when you bring your work.
    • If you submit online, you will fill it out when you submit your work. 

 

Rules for Submitting Fan Fiction

  • Only one entry per contestant in the Fan Fiction category.
  • Fan Fiction may include original characters, but Fan Fiction must contain a copyrighted character in the main plot.
  • Fan Fiction cannot be longer than 3,000 words.
  • Fan Fiction is not restricted to any age category or genre.
  • Entries can be submitted in person at the Southern Oaks Library or online.
  • Use only your own work. You will be disqualified if you are found plagiarizing.
  • Fan Fiction must include a disclaimer. 
    • If you submit in person, you will fill one out when you bring your submissions.
    • If you submit online, you will fill it out when you submit your work. 

 

Questions?

Any questions? Please contact us.

 

Upcoming Events @ Southern Oaks

Summer Reading #IReadBecause Yard Signs

All Day6/1 - 6/30
Southern Oaks Library
Library Branch: Southern Oaks Library
Room: Onsite (Southern Oaks)
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Reading Help
Event Description:
Share your love of reading with our Summer Reading #IReadBecause yard sign.  Stop by any of our libraries to pick up your yard sign.  Take home, share why you read. Take a picture with your yard sign, your family, pets, etc. and s...

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We can only guarantee one kit per household and per registration (if required).

Juneteenth: A Creative Writing Celebration Take-Home Kit

All Day6/13 - 6/26
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Library Branch: Southern Oaks Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Southern Oaks)
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Books & Reading, Community & Civics, Continuing Education, Cultural Experiences, Take-Home Kit, Writing
Event Description:
Juneteenth—officially known as Juneteenth National Independence Day, but also Jubilee Day, Emancipation Day, Freedom Day, and Black Independence Day—is a federal holiday recognizing the emancipation of African American slaves, but also one that cele...

Juneteenth: Centerpiece Take-Home Kit

All Day6/13 - 6/26
Southern Oaks Library
Library Branch: Southern Oaks Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Southern Oaks)
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Cultural Experiences, Take-Home Kit
Event Description:
Juneteenth honors the end of slavery in the US. It became an official federal holiday in 2021. Create an 8 inch wreath centerpiece in the colors of the Pan-African flag with a flameless candle to use on your table for your Juneteenth feast. The k...

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We can only guarantee one kit per household and per registration (if required).

Library Branch: Southern Oaks Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Southern Oaks)
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Cultural Experiences, Take-Home Kit
Event Description:
Juneteenth honors the end of slavery in the US. It became an official federal holiday in 2021. Pick up a kit containing supplies to make a confetti popper and a tissue paper Juneteenth Flag! You will need to provide tape and scissors. With your ki...

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It is encouraged that an adult supervise children while using this Metropolitan Library System Take & Make Kit.

Kids Yarn Octopus Take Home Kits

6/13 @ 9:00am
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6/26 @ 5:00pm
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Registration
Library Branch: Southern Oaks Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Southern Oaks)
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Event Description:
Here is a Take Home Kit that is taking our favorite Octopus creature and turning it cute with yarn. Each Kit will have two paper rolls, yarn, googley eyes, and crayons. And some crafts sticks to make an additional octopus. A kit to share with the who...

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Warning: Kit contains small parts that could represent a choking hazard. It is not intended for children under 3. It is encouraged that an adult supervise children while using this Metropolitan Library System Take & Make Bag.

It is encouraged that an adult supervise children while using this Metropolitan Library System Take & Make Kit.

Beach in a Glass Take Home Kit

6/20 @ 10:00am
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7/3 @ 4:00pm
Southern Oaks Library
Registration
Library Branch: Southern Oaks Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Southern Oaks)
Age Group: Kids, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Description:
Okay, it may be a little early for decorating a tree but I couldn't resist the urge to create this coastal ornament. It is so cute! Register for Beach in a Glass take home kit today! Kits are up to Two Per Family/Group max. More than two registration...

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Warning: Kit contains small parts that could represent a choking hazard. It is not intended for children under 3. It is encouraged that an adult supervise children while using this Metropolitan Library System Take & Make Bag.

We can only guarantee one kit per household and per registration (if required).

It is encouraged that an adult supervise children while using this Metropolitan Library System Take & Make Kit.

Tweens & Teens Take and Make Kit: Origami Sea Animals

6/20 @ 10:00am
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7/3 @ 6:00pm
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Registration
Library Branch: Southern Oaks Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Southern Oaks)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Take-Home Kit
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Description:
Create your own origami sea creatures! Each kit will include 10 sheets of origami paper, instructions, and a reading list....

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We can only guarantee one kit per registration.  Please register individually to ensure that kits are appropriately distributed.  Special notes should not be used for additional registrations.

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Neighborhood Arts: Lyric Theatre

June 27, 2022
10:30am - 11:30am
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Registration
Library Branch: Southern Oaks Library
Room: Meeting Room A (Southern Oaks)
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Cultural Experiences, Family Programs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 49
Event Description:
The Thelma Gaylord Academy from Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma presents YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN, a musical one-act for the whole family with terrific songs and familiar Peanuts characters like Snoopy, Charlie, Lucy, Schroeder, and everyone else! ...