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Bookmark design competition winners

Christchurch City Libraries had a fantastic response to their 150th anniversary children’s bookmark design competition with over 350 entries received from around Christchurch.

Maya Halford’s beautiful illustration depicting a classic Canterbury scene won her the 5-7 age category. Kristina Orr demonstrated a sharp eye for design with her winning entry in the 8-10 yr age category and Waverley Gee’s clever design and word play won her the prize for the 11-13 yr category. The three young artists were thrilled to win and collected their prizes at their local libraries, Bishopdale and Papanui, last week.

Maya and Kristina recieve their prizes at Bishopdale Library Waverley receives her prize from Louise Easter

To judge the entries, Steven Dunn, Graphic Designer and Charlotte Gaunson, Marketing Advisor from Christchurch City Council’s Marketing Unit joined Annette Williams and Louise Easter from the Libraries. They were all amazed at the incredible talent displayed and had a tough time choosing one winner from each of the three age categories.

A limited number of the winning bookmarks have been produced and are available as give-aways throughout the library network.

Christchurch City Libraries has been a champion for children's reading and literacy since 1914 when the first children’s reading area was established.

Winners received book vouchers, a certificate and a bundle of their own bookmarks to keep and give to family and friends.

Maya Halford (6 years), winner 5-7 year age group

Winning bookmark

Kristina Orr (9 yrs), winner 8-10 year age group

Winning bookmark 2

Waverley Gee (12 yrs), winner 11-13 year age group

Winning bookmark 3

Thanks very much to the 375 kids from all over Christchurch who entered the competition.   Watch out for our colouring-in competition in the next school holidays!


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