DATES: Entries accepted November 1–30, 2023

WHO: Fans ages 11–18

HOW: Submit your entries at any Arapahoe Libraries location or electronically from this page starting November 1.

2023 Geek Out Contest Winners

Dec 18, 2023
Check out our winners for the tenth annual Geek Out contest celebrating teen fandom creations.


One PS5 plus a game

One Meta Quest 2 Starter Bundle

One 9th Generation iPad plus an Apple Pencil

One $200 Visa gift card

Two $100 Visa gift cards

Six $50 Visa gift cards


Previous entries (and winners!) submitted the following:

  • Fan-fiction, poetry, song lyrics or other written formats
  • Videos you’ve created
  • Cosplay (dressing up like your favorite character)
  • Fan-art, from digital to pencil to paint to sculpture or whatever you can create
  • Songs you’ve recorded
  • Or anything else you can come up with!

Browse all things pop culture for more ideas.


  • Entries must be submitted with a completed entry form in person at an Arapahoe Libraries location or electronically using the form on this page. Entries will be accepted Monday, November 1 through midnight on Wednesday, November 30, 2022.
  • Participants must be Colorado residents between 11–18 years old.
  • No prizes, awards, or any other type of recognition will be given to any entry by Arapahoe Libraries employees, board members or their family members.
  • Each contestant can enter up to three (3) entries, but an entrant may win only once. Group entries are permitted, but only eligible for gift card prizes.
  • Fan fiction and other writing entries are permitted. These entries are limited to three pages or 1000 words.
  • Entrants grant Arapahoe Libraries the right to use information provided as part of submission, including name, city, age, and contact information for the following purposes: 1) Contact information will only be used to notify you in the event you are selected as a winner of a prize and to invite you to the Geek Out party; and 2) First name, city, and age may be announced to the public in connection with winning entries.
  • Fan art is art that is inspired by others' work but not a direct copy of another piece. The person submitting the piece must be the person who created the piece. No tracing or recoloring of another person's art.
  • All work should be original. If references are used, it should be obvious that the piece as a whole has been transformed and is not a direct copy of other photos or artwork.


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