Read Aloud West Virginia
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Attention young Kanawha County artists
You and your school could be a winner
Kanawha County artists in kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to enter the annual Read Aloud Kanawha County Youth Art Contest.
It's easy. If you win, we'll make a big fuss over you at the West Virginia Book Festival, and your school library will receive a new book with your name in it. Here's what you do:
1. Choose your favorite book (probably the toughest part).
2. Create an original illustration on a plain sheet of 8 1/2 by 11-inch white paper.
You can use crayons, markers, paint, pencils -- anything you want, or mix them all up. Have fun. (Just remember, tracing doesn't count.)
3. On the back of the drawing, write:
-- Student's name
-- Title of Book and Author
-- Favorite Read Aloud Reader
4. Send it to us by Sept. 18, either through your teachers or though your local public library.(Art contest coordinator Pam Kuyk has already told them about the contest.)
Winning artwork will be displayed at the West Virginia Book Festival, and winning artists will be treated to a gala awards ceremony at the Charleston Civic Center Oct. 11.
"If you win, Read Aloud promises to make a big fuss over you, and your school library will be given a book with your name in it," Pam Kuyk said.
All art must be submitted by Sept. 18 either by U.S. mail or the school system's Pony. If you have questions, you may call Pam Kuyk at (304) 346-9352.
(Above, Put Me in the Zoo, a past contest entry from then- 5th grader Madison Cogar of Lakewood Elementary School. Her favorite reader: her Mom.)