Melrose Awards

2024 Melrose Awards

To celebrate the Melrose Center’s 10th Anniversary, we’re bringing back the Melrose Awards for 2024!


  • Audio – Voice Only (podcast episodes, voiceover parts, audio book recordings)
  • Audio – Music (songs/beats with or without vocals)
  • Fiber Arts (sewing, crocheting, knitting, quilting)
  • Graphic Design
  • Maker (utilizing Fab Lab tools)
  • Photography
  • Videography
  • Video Game Development

Contest Rules & Eligibility Requirements:

  • Participants must have completed the Melrose Center General Orientation. 
  • The contest is open to all ages. Entries for contestants under the ages of 18 must be submitted by a guardian.
  • The project must be the participants’ original creation.
  • The project needs to have been at least partially created using Melrose Center resources. AI tools may only be used to enhance a project, not to create the work itself.
  • The project can be created by more than one person, but must be submitted by a designated adult member of the group.
  • Projects serving as crowdsourcing will not be accepted.
  • Projects must be submitted in the form of a web address that leads directly to the image, audio file, video, etc. Access to the file must not require a login.
  • Limit one entry per category.
  • OCLS staff and immediate family are not eligible.
  • The Library reserves the right to disqualify and entry.
  • The Library reserves the right to not have an award winner in a category.

Each submission requires the following:

  • Title
  • Link
  • Embed Code (optional)
  • Description
  • Description of how the Melrose Center was used for the project

Submission period is May 1st – August 31st.  The Winners will be announced at Melrose Awards Presentation on November 9th

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ICYMI – Voting has started for the Melrose Awards

Sorry to say, voting season is not over…only, we think you might find voting for the next Melrose Award finalists a LOT more fun! Check out all the submissions that made it to the voting phase (click on any of the images below to go to the voting page), and be sure to vote for your favorite in each category. Voting closes on December 18.





Photography & Graphic Design:


And an entry each in Game Design & Programming and Maker:

4game                                   5maker

If you’re one of the entrants featured above, be sure to share the voting link with friends and family because, this year, voting has opened up to all users (no need to have a library card–just a valid email). Don’t forget, the winners will be announced at the Melrose Creative Expo. It will be held 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Saturday, February 11, 2017. Be sure to mark your calendars!

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