Friday, March 12, 2010

Teen Summer Reading Art Contest Announces Winners!

contest winner, Jennifer Zhou's Make Waves at Your Library
The First Place Winner of the Teen Summer Reading Art Contest is Jennifer Zhou!
Washington County Cooperative Library Services is pleased to announce the winners of the 2010 Teen Summer Reading Art Contest!!

1st PlaceJennifer Zhou (Age 16, Westview High School)

2nd PlaceMelissa Reneé Axtell (Age 16, Gaston High School)

Honorable Mention—Tie:
Sarah Hansen
(Age 13, Homeschooled Student) & Daniel Kim (Age 15, Southridge High School)

Our librarians are sending out a big thank you to everyone who submitted a piece for consideration. In total, over 40 pieces were received!

Artwork judging took place on Thursday March 4th. Judges were looking for original pieces that create an exciting representation of Summer Reading in Washington County and incorporate the 2010 Teen Summer Reading theme ("Make Waves @ Your Library").

In addition, pieces were examined for reproducibility. The winning piece will be used to create posters, bookmarks, buttons, and a wide variety of promotional materials.

Special thanks to our 2010 Panel of Judges:
  • Heidi Byerly, Forest Grove teen library user
  • Mady Harlan, Garden Home teen library user
  • Grace Nepokroeff, Tigard teen library user
  • Rebecca Richardson, Cedar Mill teen library user
  • Mariam Rija, Hillsboro teen library user
  • Sarah LaBarre, Artist and Oregon College of Art and Craft Instructor
  • Rick Samuelson, WCCLS Youth Services Librarian