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Miami‑Dade Public Library System's T‑Shirt Design Winner Announced

(MIAMI, SEPTEMBER 20, 2013) – Eighteen year‑old Maria Martinez, a student at Academy of Art University, is this year's Teen Read Week, T‑Shirt Design Contest winner. Her winning entry was chosen from hundreds of drawings and best represents the theme Seek the Unknown @ the Library.

Maria will receive a Barnes & Noble NOOK HD+ 16GB 9” Tablet and will have her design reproduced on T‑Shirts which will be worn by participants during the official observance of Teen Read Week, October 13‑19. First runner up, Adriana Aguilar, will receive a $100 Michaels Gift Card; and second runner up, David Santiago Diez, will receive a $50 Michaels Gift Card.

Teen Read Week™ is a national adolescent literacy initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), which encourages teens to be regular readers and library users. Teen Read Week and its activities are sponsored by the Friends of the Miami‑Dade Public Library and the Miami Dolphins Foundation.

For more information, contact 305‑375‑BOOK (2665).

Grand Prize Winner
Grand Prize Winner

Maria Martinez

1st Runner Up
Grand Prize Winner

Adriana Aguilar

2nd Runner Up
Grand Prize Winner

David Santiago-Diez


Media Contact:
Jessica Melgarejo Cespedes