Thanks to Shanna Leonard for this great post about the art contests she has sponsored this year.
We just finished up with our last Book Fair for the year. The theme of the Book Fair was Peace….Love….Books! For the last two Book Fairs, I have offered our students a chance to win Book Fair gift certificates by participating in a Book Fair Contest. For our October Book Fair, the students were asked to make a book character pumpkin.
For this last Book Fair, the contest involved students choosing their favorite book and creating a canvas of the book cover. Local artist, Dempsey Essick, visited Tyro Elementary on April 27th to judge the contest and selected two winners per grade level. (See attached pictures.) Winners received a $10.00 gift card to spend at the Book Fair. Each participant received a certificate signed by Dempsey Essick. I kept the canvas entries to decorate with in the Media Center. This contest was a success and got the students excited about reading books!!
I have attached a copy of the gift certificates that we gave to the winning students as well as the ribbon we placed on the winning canvases.
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