While we are holding a two day event about the love of reading, the Readers’ Festival has a visual element as well. As part of the Readers’ Festival we ran a graphic design competition. Children, youth and class groups were invited to redesign a book cover and go in the running for book and art vouchers and other prizes.
Winners in each age category will be presented with their prizes tonight, Friday 6 August, by Mayor Miriam Smith, at the official launch of the Readers’ Festival. Anyone is welcome to attend the launch, with booksellers and publishers here from 5pm and official proceedings from 6 – 6.30pm.
All entries into the book cover redesign competition are now on display, and will be available for viewing until Thursday 12 August. Including new covers for Possum Magic, The Lion, the Witch and The Wardrobe and Tomorrow When the War Began, among other titles, there are some great skills and creativity on show.