Four young artists share spoils in City of Rockingham junior bookmark competition

Winning entries of the 2017 City of Rockingham Libraries Junior Bookmark competition.
Winning entries of the 2017 City of Rockingham Libraries Junior Bookmark competition.

FOUR talented young artists have shared top prize in the City of Rockingham Libraries Junior Bookmark competition.

The competition, launched across the City of Rockingham’s four libraries in October, encouraged local school students to design and create bookmarks.

The winners were Jordon Cockrell, Madison Cockrell, Gabriel Nsair and Molly Bemet.

City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels said the competition, which attracted 160 entries, would be effective in encouraging young people to show their creativeness.

“It also showed once again the depth of the artistic talent of our young people,” he said.

“With so many clever entries designed and made specifically for children, I know the judges had a difficult job in selecting just four winners.

“The competition is also a way to build awareness of the benefits our libraries bring to all people, and hopefully encourage families to utilise what is a valuable learning and entertainment resource.”

The winning designs would be reproduced and made available for use by young readers.

All four winners will be presented with their awards at a special function at the Mary Davies Library and Community Centre on Friday January 19 at 2pm.