Winning design projects are selected by a jury of design professionals. Entry submissions are judged on the appropriateness of the design solution and the successful integration of the elements of design. A maximum of two Best of Category winners in each category are selected. It is at the judges' discretion to not select a winner in each category.

The Best of Competition winner is selected from all Best of Category winners.

Winners and their clients will be honored at the ALA Annual Conference, June 2014 held in Las Vegas. Winning entries are published inContract and American Libraries magazines, as well as other publications.