Powell’s Books is calling all aspiring and established artists to show off their skills for the 2013 Powell’s First Ever Design Contest. Three winning designs will be selected and featured on seasonal tote bags, and the winners will receive Powell’s Gift Cards as prizes.

Entrants must submit an original design inspired by the bookstore. The design should include the words “Powell’s Books” or one of the company’s official logos (see entry page for details). It should contain no more than three colors and fit within an 11×10-inch area. All contest entries must be submitted digitally by July 17 to be considered.

Powell’s staff will announce 10 contest finalists based on style, originality, creativity and artistic quality. A panel will then choose three winning designs from the finalists to be featured on limited-edition Powell’s book bags. Winners will be announced July 29 and will receive one of three Powell’s Gift Cards valued at $500, $300 and $200 .

Submission guidelines and the contest entry form are at www.Powells.com/design-contest-2013.