Public Affairs Officer
Miami-Dade Public Library System announces the winners of the 2015 Teen Read Week T‑shirt Design Contest
– Three t‑shirt design contest winners will get Michael’s gift certificates –
(Miami, FL – October 14, 2015) The Miami-Dade Public Library System has announced the winners of the 2015 Teen Read Week T‑shirt Design Contest! Maria Useche is this year’s Teen Read Week T‑shirt Design Contest grand prize winner. Her winning entry was chosen from hundreds of drawings and was considered the best representation of this year’s theme, “Get Away @ Your Library.”
Useche will receive a $150 Michael’s gift card and will have her design reproduced on t‑shirts which will be worn by participants during the official observance of Teen Read Week, October 18‑24. First runner‑up, Ariana Bendana, will receive a $100 Michael’s gift card; Second runner‑up, Jameson Ferrarassevila, will receive a $50 Michael’s 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.
Grand Prize Winner: Maria Useche
Edison Center Branch
$150 Michael’s Gift Card
1st Runner‑up: Ariana Bendana
International Mall Branch
$100 Michael’s Gift Card
2nd Runner‑up: Jameson Ferrarassevila
South Dade Regional
$50 Michael’s Gift Card
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