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Record Award aimed at encouraging designs for library banners



A $1,000 prize could be a big incentive for area artists to enter a contest put on by the La Crosse Public Library.

That prize is at stake for the winner of the newly-established Record Award. It’s named after long-time Mid-west Family Broadcasting president
Dick Record, who hopes that there will be many entries for the contest from throughout the community.

“It’s going to open some opportunities for artists — young artists and old artists,” Record said. “We need more art in the public parts of the city.”

The search is on for the La Crosse artist who can design a banner about reading and diversity for the south wall of the main street library.

Library director Kelly Krieg-Sigman describes what the banner is supposed to represent.

“The guidelines for the subject matter are a piece that will foster community, refelct cultural diversity and inclusion, foster a love of reading and learning,” she said.

The new banner will be a companion to the banners now decorating the north entrance.

All of the entries will be submitted online here. An unveiling of the new banner is scheduled for April.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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