Thursday, February 18, 2010

The judges have spoken!

The winners of the Teenz Ink short story contest were announced!

The competition challenged Hillsborough County teens in grades 6-12 to write an original short story of 500-1000 words.  A panel of judges read each submission before they deliberated and selected the top stories for this year.  The winners each received a $100 gift card; and the runners-up received a $50 gift card.

First Place - High School
"The Enfoscol" by Nolan Powell

Second Place - High School
"For the Trouble of it All" by Grant Peeler

First Place - Middle School
"It Was Because of the Book" by Sara Hetherington

Second Place - Middle School
"Crash Landing" by Nicholas Searle

And you can read these winning stories here!

Special thanks to the Friends of the Bloomingdale Regional Library for sponsoring this countywide competition!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Wrestlemania Reading Challenge local winners!

Check out the 3 lucky local winners of the 2009-2010 Wrestlemania Reading Challenge bookmark contest!  Not only did they win some cool WWE swag, they will represent the Tampa-Hillsborough County Libraries at the regional level contest... where the winners get a trip for 2 to Wrestlemania 26!

5th & 6th Grade winner:
Luis V., 6th grade

7th & 8th Grade winner:
Cristian T., 8th grade

9th -12th Grade winner:
Lae'Sette R., 9th grade

Congrats, guys!  Enjoy your prizes!  And good luck in the regional bookmark competition!