Judge a Book by Its Cover Competition Winners


City of Tea Tree Gully Mayor Miriam Smith with the ‘Judge a Book by Its Cover’ competition winners.

Congratulations to our Tea Tree Gully Library Readers’ Festival, ‘Judge a Book by Its Cover’ competition winners!

This year we had over 125 amazing entries over three age categories- under 7 years, 8-12 years and 13-18 years. The winning entries were displayed at the Reader’s Festival over two big days on 1st and 2nd of July, 2011.

On Friday, 1st July the City ofTea Tree Gully Mayor Miriam Smith presented each competition winner with a gift voucher and book prizes sponsored by the The Nile, Good Reading Magazine and South Kids.

Each age group was asked to re-design a book cover of a well loved children’s or youth book. We were looking for the best “new” cover designs which included the title, author, spine labeling, an interesting grabbing blurb, ISBN and eye-catching illustrations for these books:

The under 7 years: “Who Sank the Boat?” by Pamela Allen or “Where the Wild Things Are” By Maurice Sendak. The competition winners for this age group were:

1st  ($50 gift voucher)                               Tyla Peters

2nd  ($30 gift voucher)                              Joseph Snelling

3rd ($20 gift voucher)                                Oliva Wyatt

Honorable Mentions:                               Amber Tilley

                                                                            Amelia Bain

The 8-12 years: “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” by Roald Dahl or “The Cat on the Mat is Flat” by Andy Griffiths. The competitions winners for this age group were:

1st  ($50 gift voucher)                               Sahar Hussaini

2nd  ($30 gift voucher)                              Natahlya Eleftheriadis

3rd  ($20 gift voucher)                               Danielle Kay

Honorable Mentions:                                Briannon Ross

                                                                             Maria Salcedo

The 13-18 Years: “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” by JK Rowling or “Stormbreaker” by Anthony Horowitz, or “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins.

1st  ($100 gift voucher)                             Riley Mullen

2nd  ($70 gift voucher)                              Joel Orn

3rd  ($50 gift voucher)                              Dylan Bishop

The winners and their families enjoyed a presentation event at the Library with music by local musician Chloe Irvine, as part of the Readers’ Festival.

To see photos of the winners go to our Flickr site http://www.flickr.com/people/cttg/

For more information visit our website www.teatreegully.sa.gov.au or give call us on (08) 8397 7444.