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 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