Thursday, March 24, 2016

Announcing 2016 Teen Summer Reading Art Contest Winners!

First Place Artwork by Natalia Kurpiel
WCCLS is pleased to announce the winner of its 2016 Teen Summer Reading Art Contest: Natalia Kurpiel! 

An eleventh-grader at Tigard High School, Natalia has been awarded top honors for her unique and bold design which depicts a girl opening a books to a new world with cards and chess pieces.  Her design expertly captures this year’s Teen Summer Reading theme: Get in the Game: Read! 

Natalia received a $150 gift certificate for Powell’s Books, and her art will appear on all countywide Teen Summer Reading publicity this summer.

Second Place Artwork by Chloe Montague
Second place goes to Chloe Montague (ACMA), and Honorable Mention to Ashley Fenner (Glencoe High School). These individuals both received gift cards to Dick Blick Art Materials.

This is the seventh consecutive year that WCCLS has encouraged teens to capture the spirit of Summer Reading through their creative art.  Thirty pieces were submitted at the public libraries in Washington County during the months of January and February. 
Honorable Mention Artwork by Ashley Fenner
On March 16th, feedback collected from local Teen Library Councils was reviewed and the winning piece was selected.

The Summer Reading Program inspires kids with a sense of wonder and helps to promote good learning habits. Summer Reading in Washington County will officially begin on June 1. Teens can sign up at their local public library to earn prizes for reading. More details about Summer Reading will be available later this spring.

The Teen Summer Reading Art Contest was made possible by a grant from the Oregon State Library.