We’re pleased to announce the Young Readers League 2018 Contest winners! This year we received 226 entries. Thank you everyone who participated.
This year, young writers were challenged to tell us a ghost story in 300 words or less.
Special thanks to our judges: Allison Hill (Vromans), Shauna Redmond, Jean Penn, Leela Perea, Robin Reidy and Rosa Cesaretti (Pasadena Library).
Category 1 (ages 8-11)
Category 2 (ages 12-14)
Artists were challenged to create a one frame drawing or illustration on the theme “A New Journey.”
Special thanks to our judges: Tiffany Duenas (Pasadena Public Library), Robert Orozco (ArtCenter student), Shauna Redmond (Pasadena Public Library), Mike Shea (Pasadena Public Library)
To view the artwork, click on the category headings
1st Place: Kayla Su, Age 11, Sage Oak Charter School, “Paths to a New Journey”, Colored pencils; 8 x 10 inches
2nd Place: Rachel Mirolla, Age 11, Eliot Arts Magnet Academy, “Traveling West”, Chalk, pastel, pencil, block print; 8.5 x 11 inches
3rd Place: Siluni Abeywickrama, Age 13, Sierra Madre Middle School, “The New Land”, Crayon, colored pencils; 8.5 x 11 inches
Natalia Fajardo, Age 10, Hamilton Elementary, “New Journey”, Pastels; 16 x 18 inches
Lucas Huang, Age 10, Oasis Trilingual Community School, “God’s Creation”, Markers, plasti-dip, airbrush; 15.5 x 11.5 inches
Mia McNulty, Age 11, McKinley School, “Taj Mahal”, Paint; 11 x 14 inches
Taylor Herrington, Age 9, Lycee International, “Which Path”, Chalk, pastel, colored pencils, markers; 12 x 14 inches
Katie Su, Age 9, Sage Oak Charter School, “A Voyage to a New Life”, Colored pencils; 8 x 10 inches
1st Place: Camille Echeverri, Age 14, California School of the Arts, Untitled, Pen, ink, watercolor; 9 x 12 inches
2nd Place: Nathaly Hernandez, Age 14, Homeschool, “Your Only Limit is Your Mind”, Watercolor; 22 x 28 inches
3rd Place: Maxwell Ribaya, Age 14, Pasadena High School, “Break of Dawn”, Pencil, colored pencil, marker, pen; 9 x 12 inches
Ida Hastel, Age 14, Eliot Arts Magnet Academy, Untitled, Ink, pastel; 8.5 x 11 inches
Grayson Griffis Heath, Age 12, Eliot Arts Magnet Academy, “A Night of Adventure”, Pencil, ink, pastel; 8.5 x 11 inches
Stella Listru, Age 12, Eliot Arts Magnet Academy, “A New Journey”, Ink, pastel; 8.5 x 11 inches
Ruby Mihalka, Age 13, Eliot Arts Magnet Academy, “A New Journey”, Ink, pastel; 8 x 10 inches
Elizabeth Riley, Age 12, Waverly School, “Boundless”, Pencil; 8.5 x 11 inches