Bookmark Contest Winners

Bookmark WinnerThe results are in, and we have a new design for the next bookmark in our series created by kids as part of our annual Bookmark Contest.

Inspired by Youth Art Month, we collect entries from kids from all over the Yakima Valley during the month of March. From these entries we choose one to be the basis of a new bookmark. We started this program in 2010 and currently have 3 designs available at Encore Books. This year’s winner will be the 5th design in the series.

First Place Artwork by Keala Eldridge
Artwork by Keala Eldridge

First Prize, including a $20 gift certificate, goes to Keala Eldridge, a 5th grader at West Valley Middle School. for her artwork advising a Dive into a good book. Her favorite book is Sisters by Raina Telgemeier. 

The runners-up each receive $10 in trade credit. in no particular order they are:

  • Isavel Bautista, an 8th grader at Wilson Middle School: Eat Sleep Read
  • Payton Burkett, a 3rd grader at Robert S. Lince Elementary School: Let Your Imagination Soar
  • Ramon Mendez Orozco Jr., an 8th grader at Wilson Middle School: Read a Lot of Books
Runner-Up Artwork by Isavel Bautista
Artwork by Isavel Bautista
Runner-Up Artwork by Payton Burkett
Artwork by Payton Burkett
Runner Up Artwork by Ramon Mendez Orozco Jr.
Artwork by Ramon Mendez Orozco Jr.