Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Teen Art Contest winners announced

We are pleased to announce the winner of WCCLS' 2012 Teen Summer Reading Art Contest.

The winning piece by Elina Gouw

Elina Gouw, an eight-grade student at the Stoller Middle School, has been awarded top honors this year for her magical drawing of a fantastic nightscape. Her design will appear on all countywide Teen Summer Reading publicity this summer.

This marks the third year in a row that WCCLS has encouraged young artists to submit designs that are representative of WCCLS' summer reading theme. Over forty pieces were submitted at Washington County libraries in January and February.

 A panel of librarians and teen library enthusiasts selected the piece they felt would best represent the 2012 Summer Reading Program and its theme of Own the Night. The judges were looking for an exciting and original piece.

The second place winner by Sarah Hansen
As the first place winner, Elina will receive a $150 gift card to Powell's Books. The winners of second place and honorable mentions will receive gift cards for Dick Blick Art Materials.

The second place winner was Sarah Hansen (a homeschooler). Two students tied for an honorable mention - Kait Baird (Arts & Communication Magnet Academy) and Isabelle Cho (Southridge High School).

Congratulations to all, and thanks for participating!

By Kait Baird
By Isabelle Cho