Bookmark Design Contest

We’re pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Bookmark Design Contest!

The contest was a great success. We had numerous entries with very creative designs. Two designs from each category, eight designs in total, were selected by our library staff judges. The winning bookmarks will be printed and distributed to library patrons through our curbside pickup service.

Featured here are the winners and a few honorable mentions from each of the four age categories.

Special thanks to our library staff judges:  Tiffany Duenas, Jeremy Hendrickson, Bradwin Legaspi, Tim McDonald, Natassia Mendez, and Joanne Yas.

 


Category 1 (ages 0-7)

Category 1 (ages 0-7)

Winner 1

Malcolm Rosenfelt

“The Reading Rocket”

pen and ink

Judge’s comments:  “Eye catching and bold. Love the space theme; a good concept. The tiny astronaut invoking distance is interesting. Well done!”

 

 

Category 1 (ages 0-7)

Winner 2

Emi Padilla

“Read! It Opens Up a New World!”

colored pencils

Judge’s comments:  “A simple, fun, and cute design. Love the expressive eyes!”

 

 

 

Category 1 (ages 0-7)

Honorable Mention

Grey Griffith

“Yummy Books!”

Colored pencils

Judge’s comments:  “What a fun design! Clean colors and distinct book choices. Well done!”

 

Category 1 (ages 0-7)

Honorable Mention

Seneca Mackson

“Fishing For Books”

colored pencils and marker

Judge’s comments:  “What a dreamlike scene. Wonderful theme and imagination that says a lot without using words. Well done.”

 

 

Category 1 (ages 0-7)

Honorable Mention

Daniel Motrunich

“Book Adventures”

pencil and marker

Judge’s comments:  “Wow! It’s like they’re coming right out of the books! Nice job!”

 

Category 1 (ages 0-7)

Honorable Mention

Isaac Rysin

“Isaac’s Secret Bookmarks: Read”

markers

Judge’s comments:  “The bold colors and simple design are awesome!”

 


Category 2 (ages 8-12)

Category 2 (ages 8-12)

Winner 1

Sarah Paterson

“Pasadena Beauty”

crayons, colored pencils, pen and ink

Judge’s comments: “Very impressed with this design. The line work is bold and neat; the roses well illustrated and placed skillfully. Great color choice. Beautiful framing on a Pasadena landmark. Iconic image that works well on a bookmark.”

 

Category 2 (ages 8-12)

Winner 2

Nathan Wang

“Space Books’

colored pencils

Judge’s comments:  “Vivid and dynamic colors! The design is well executed and fitting for the theme. Eye catching use of contrasting colors.”

 

 

Category 2 (ages 8-12)

Honorable Mention

Jane Anderson

“Bookworm”

colored pencils

Judge’s comments:  “Great colors. A really nice drawing and includes a favorite book! Cute design.”

 

Category 2 (ages 8-12)

Honorable Mention

Emerson Griffith

“Readingville”

Colored pencils

Judge’s comments: “Clever design and great sign placements. Your eyes are drawn right to the message!”

 

Category 2 (ages 8-12)

Honorable Mention

Geneva L.

“Pasadena Library is Fun”

crayons and markers

Judge’s comments:  “Love the library design! Colorful, happy design. Great job!”

 

 


Category 3 (ages 13-17)

Category 3 (ages 13-17)

Winner 1

Camille Schurer

“Houston, We Have a Solution: Books!”

watercolor, colored pencils, pens

Judge’s comments:  “Technically impressive and beautiful piece of work. Fantastic design executed brilliantly. Bold colors and design are perfect for a bookmark.”

 

Category 3 (ages 13-17)

Winner 2

Chloe Brandon

“Chinese Garden at the Huntington Library”

watercolor, watercolor pencils

Judge’s comments:  “Beautiful drawing. Really captures the garden; I knew what it was right away!”

 

Category 3 (ages 13-17)

Honorable Mention

Emmy Savage

“Reading is Catching”

colored pencils, markers, pen and ink

Judge’s comments:  “What a whimsical concept. Clever caption and great composition. Colorful, cute, and fun.”

 

 


Category 4 (ages 18+)

Category 4 (ages 18+)

Winner 1

Julie Rysin

“Pasadena Reads”

pen and ink

Judge’s comments:  “Clever, subtle, and great detail. Nice concept beautifully executed. The white, red, and black all worked in the design’s favor. Well done. Beautiful hand lettering and fine detail work.”

 

Category 4 (ages 18+)

Winner 2

Andrea Brandon

“Be Curious”

markers

Judge’s comments:  “What a curious design. Beautiful and unique. Technique for lettering and shapes are just impressive. Very artistic and whimsical.”

 

Category 4 (ages 18+)

Honorable Mention

Katherine Witt

“Your Story Has Endless Possibilities”

watercolor

Judge’s comments:  “Simple design with a bold choice of colors and movement. All executed well. So bright and eye catching!”

 

Jane Gov

Jane is a Youth Services Librarian at Pasadena Central Library. She purchases YA books for the library system and maintains the teen booklist, online resources, and webpages. She oversees Teen & YA programs including Summer Reading, Advisory Board, Zine, book reviewers, Teen Mental Health Initiative, and volunteers. She also coordinates the library's Innovation Lab, STEAM Kits project, and Young Readers League. She also conducts a few kids events and storytimes. Jane is a contributor to VOYA Magazine and a YALSA Board member.  A majority of her free time is spent with her two corgis Tyrion and Gimli. She tweets as @missjanegov.

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