Thursday, March 14, 2013

We have a winner for the 2013 Teen Summer Reading Art Contest!

We are proud to announce the winner of our 2013 Teen Summer Reading Art Contest - Kait Baird! A ninth-grader at the Beaverton School District’s Arts & Communication Magnet Academy, Kait has been awarded top honors for her unique design depicting a person catching fish with very special bait - a book! Kait's design will appear on all countywide Teen Summer Reading publicity this summer.

Kait Baird's winning entry
This is the fourth year that WCCLS has encouraged young artists to submit designs representative of our summer reading theme. Over 40 pieces were submitted and on March 12th, a panel of teen librarians met to review feedback collected from local Teen Library Councils.  The vote was unanimous - Kait Baird’s piece best represented the 2013 Summer Reading Program and the "Beneath the Surface" theme.

Kait was awarded Honorable Mention in the past two contests. “It has been a real treat watching Kait’s artistic style develop over the past few years,” said Rick Samuelson, Youth Services Librarian with WCCLS. “She is quite a young talent!”

Second Place - Zoe Ahrednt

The Second Place winner of the contest this year is Zoe Ahrendt, from Liberty High School in Hillsboro. The judges also awarded an Honorable Mention to Ashleigh Imwalle of Tigard High School. Kait will receive a $150 gift card to Powell’s Books. The Second Place and Honorable Mention winners will receive gift cards for Dick Blick Art Materials.

Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all the Washington County teens who participated in this year's contest!

Honorable Mention - Ashleigh Imwalle