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Flat Andy Photo Contest

Flat Andy Contest

The Flat Andy Photo Contest ended October 1, 2014. Entries are no longer being accepted.

Please mark your calendar to join us November 15 at the John F. Germany Public Library for a Centennial Celebration Andrew Carnegie Birthday Party! Flat Andy Photo Contest winners will be announced during an afternoon full of fun activities for all ages.

Meet Flat Andy

Whether journeying abroad or hanging around town, we've got the perfect travel companion for you! Quiet, well-dressed and requiring little space, Flat Andy is our Centennial Celebration mascot and the star of our photo contest outlined below.

How to Participate:

  1. Register Online
    Anyone may participate, however only library cardholders are eligible for prizes. Don't have a library card? Find out how to get a card today!
  2. Get a Flat Andy
    Choose the appropriate Flat Andy (Adult version for ages 18 and up, or Youth version for 17 and under). Print and follow directions for cutting him out and getting him started on his journey:
  3. Document Flat Andy's Travels to Public Libraries
    Take Flat Andy with you as you travel and send us photos of his visits to public libraries. You can also choose to send Flat Andy on vacation to visit a friend or relative who can snap photos of him at a public library. Photos from registered entrants may be emailed directly to: FlatAndy@hillsboroughcounty.org or dropped off at any Hillsborough County Public Library. Entries must be received no later than October 1, 2014.

Be sure to include the following information with each entry:


One adult and one youth participant will be selected at random from all eligible entries to receive the grand prizes described below. Additionally, four special Carnegie-themed prizes will be awarded!
Winners will be announced at the Centennial Celebration: Andrew Carnegie Birthday Party November 15, 2014.

Grand Prizes:

One Adult Winner will receive $500.

One Youth Winner will receive $500 (parent/guardian must be present to accept award):

Special Prizes:

Carnegie Library Photo: Additional prizes will be awarded for two randomly selected photos of Flat Andy taken in front of a Carnegie public library (one Adult and one Youth winner). These two winners will each receive $500.

Furthest Traveler: Special prizes will be awarded to the Adult and Youth contest entries that show Flat Andy at a public library located geographically furthest from our own Carnegie library, the West Tampa Branch Library. These two winners will each receive $100

Special thanks to the Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County, Inc. and their Development Committee for sponsoring this fun contest!