My Favorite Fondy Calendar Art Contest

2019 calendar call for entries

The FDL Public Library is accepting entries for the 2019 My Favorite Fondy Calendar Art Contest. Entries are due July 31, 2018. Twelve entries will be chosen for the 2019 wall calendar, which will be sold in autumn 2018 as a library fundraiser.

Click HERE for contest guidelnes, rules and instructions. Changes this year:

  • Limit three entries per person
  • Extended deadline: July 31, 2018
  • Only digital files accepted (JPEG or PNG)


Last year's winners:


Watch: Video of the winning images

The Fond du Lac Public Library challenged local artists and photographers to submit illustrations for a new project, the My Favorite Fondy 2018 wall calendar, which will be sold later this year as a fundraiser.

The library received 60 entries, and on April 10, 2017, a VIP panel selected 12 winners in a blind review, in which entrants' names were not revealed and all submissions were given equal weight. Here are the winners of the 2017 contest:

• January: Barrett Mand, “Sunset in Pastel”

• February: Heidi Kiser-Valle, “Eden Winter”

• March: Eric Silcock, “Spring Surprise”

• April: Joellyn Dahlin, “A Moment in Time”

• May: Malachi Schmidt, “Gilles Frozen Custard”

• June: Barrett Mand, “Beauty and the Bridge”

• July: Kathryn Dreifuerst, “Fond du Lac Farmers Market”

• August: Diana Baus, “Hopeful on Winnebago”

• September: Judy Mahnke, “Peebles Trail Fond du Lac”

• October: Heidi Kiser-Valle, “Country Road”

• November: Joellyn Dahlin, “Fond du Lac Retro”

• December: Donna Braatz, “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Barn”

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