Contest Winners Announced

Oct 4/, 2010 05:08:28 PM

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Kalamazoo, MI –

To celebrate Banned Books Week, Kalamazoo Public Library and the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan Southwestern Branch sponsored a Banned Books Week Art Contest and Celebration during the October 1, 2010, Art Hop in downtown Kalamazoo.

Artists were invited to create original art for the contest inspired by one of the following five frequently challenged or banned books.

Uncle Bobby’s Wedding by Sarah S. Brannen
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
TTYL by Lauren Myracle

The winners were announced following a readout of the five books. The adult winner took home a $500 award from the ACLU; the student winner received $150. Honorable Mention and People’s Choice winners received copies of the five books.

Adult Category (artists over the age of 18 years)

Winner—Sandy Olson, “To Kill a Mockingbird”
Honorable Mention—Ann Marks, “Persistence of Memory”
People’s Choice—Beverly Fitzpatrick, “A Two-Sided Scene”

Student Category (artists in grades 7-12)

Winner—Marissa Morgan, “Keep Reading Them”
Honorable Mention—Katy Munn, “Innocence”
People’s Choice—Destine Price, “Trophy to the Twilight Readers”

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