6th Annual Unusual Reading Spot Contest – due April 20, 2018

  

   

The England Library is so excited to host our sixth annual Unusual Reading Spot Contest!  Students enjoy having their picture taken while reading in an unusual place or pose and entering their picture in our school-wide contest.  Students might be found reading in a refrigerator, near an important landmark, in a basketball hoop, or any place your imagination takes you. Our students read EVERYWHERE!

In the photos, students should be visibly reading a book – and we should clearly be able to see the book cover (see examples above).  The 10 winning images will be enlarged to 16” x 20” for display in our England Library during the 2018-19 school year.

Who:  Any student attending England!  (Only one entry per student, however students are welcome and encouraged to include siblings in a joint photo!)

When:  from NOW until Friday, April 20, 2018

Contest Rules:  Participating students must turn in a 4” x 6” or 5” x 7” photo print on photo paper of their contest entry (sorry, entries cannot be emailed).  The submissions will be voted on by a panel of judges and the winning images will then need to provide a digital version of their image (please take the photo in the highest resolution your camera will allow) so that we may enlarge it for display in the library.  Minimum resolution pixel dimensions are 1840 x 2300; optimum resolution pixel dimensions are 2400 x 3000 or higher. Please note that “camera-phone” photos will not be a high enough resolution to print in such an enlarged size for display in the library.  Additionally, please do not Photoshop or otherwise edit the photo in order to superimpose parts of the image – we want it to be as authentic of an image as possible.  Pick up a participation form in the library or download one below to attach to your contest entry picture.

Please note these additional guidelines:  Your book must “match” the unusual reading spot, and the cover of your book must be visible in the photo.

   

2017 Unusual Reading Spot Winners

Our Fifth Annual Unusual Reading Spot Contest produced some pretty amazing photographs of our kids reading in some pretty unusual places!  The panel of judges had a difficult time narrowing down the winners, but in the end, we ended up with ten wonderful photos!  A huge thank-you to all of our participants this year!

These winning images have been enlarged, framed, and will be displayed in our library until next year’s Unusual Reading Spot Contest!  Look for these photos on our walls this week or when you return in August!

And, the winners are (in no particular order):

5th Annual Unusual Reading Spot Contest – due April 21, 2017

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The England Library is so excited to host our fifth annual Unusual Reading Spot Contest!  Students enjoy having their picture taken while reading in an unusual place or pose and entering their picture in our school-wide contest.  Students might be found reading in a refrigerator, near an important landmark, in a basketball hoop, or any place your imagination takes you. Our students read EVERYWHERE!

In the photos, students should be visibly reading a bookand we should clearly be able to see the book cover (see examples above).  The 10 winning images will be enlarged to 12” x 16” for display in our England Library during the 2017-18 school year.

Who:  Any student attending England!  (Only one entry per student, however students are welcome and encouraged to include siblings in a joint photo!)

When:  from NOW until Friday, April 21, 2017

Contest Rules:  Participating students must turn in a 4” x 6” or 5” x 7” photo print on photo paper of their contest entry (sorry, entries cannot be emailed).  The submissions will be voted on by a panel of judges and the winning images will then need to provide a digital version of their image (please take the photo in the highest resolution your camera will allow) so that we may enlarge it for display in the library.  Please note that “camera-phone” photos will not be a high enough resolution to print in such an enlarged size for display in the library.  Additionally, please do not Photoshop or otherwise edit the photo in order to superimpose parts of the image – we want it to be as authentic of an image as possible.  Pick up a participation form in the library or download one below to attach to your contest entry picture.

Please note these additional guidelines:  Your book must “match” the unusual reading spot, and the cover of your book must be visible in the photo.

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2016 Unusual Reading Spot Winners

Our Fourth Annual Unusual Reading Spot Contest produced some pretty amazing photographs of our kids reading in some pretty unusual places!  The panel of judges had a difficult time narrowing down the winners, but in the end, we ended up with ten wonderful photos!  A huge thank-you to all of our participants this year!

These winning images have been enlarged, framed, and will be displayed in our library until next year’s Unusual Reading Spot Contest!  Look for these photos on our walls in August!

And, the winners are (in no particular order):

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2016Finalist2

2016Finalist3

2016Finalist4

2016Finalist5

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2016Finalist10

2016Finalist7

2016Finalist9

2016Finalist8

4th Annual Unusual Reading Spot Contest – due April 15, 2016

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The England Library is so excited to host our Fourth Annual Unusual Reading Spot Contest!  Students enjoy having their picture taken while reading in an unusual place or pose and entering their picture in our school-wide contest.  Students might be found reading in a refrigerator, near an important landmark, in a basketball hoop, or any place your imagination takes you. Our students read EVERYWHERE!

In the photos, students should be visibly reading a bookand we should clearly be able to see the book cover (see examples below).  The 10 winning images will be enlarged to 12”x16” for display in our England Library during the 2016-17 school year. ALL PARTICIPATING IMAGES will be displayed in the hallway after the winners are announced so that our community can view and admire the awesome student entries!

Who :  Any student attending England!  (Only one entry per student, however students are welcome and encouraged to include siblings in a joint photo!)

When :  from NOW until Friday, April 15, 2016

Contest Rules:  Participating students must turn in a 4”x6” or 5”x7” photo print on photo paper of their contest entry.  The entries will be voted on by a panel of judges and the winning images will then need to provide a digital version of their image (please take the photo in the highest resolution your camera will allow) so that we may enlarge it for display in the library.  Please note that “camera-phone” photos will not be a high enough resolution to print in such an enlarged size for display in the library.  Additionally, please do not Photoshop or otherwise edit the photo in order to superimpose parts of the image – we want it to be as authentic of an image as possible.  Pick up a participation form in the library or download one below to attach to your contest entry picture.

Please note these additional guidelines:  Your book must “match” the unusual reading spot, and the cover of your book must be visible in the photo.
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Deadline Extended to May 1st for 3rd Annual Unusual Reading Spot Contest

*UPDATE: Deadline Extended to May 1, 2015!*

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The England Library is so excited to host our Third Annual Unusual Reading Spot Contest!  Students will enjoy having their picture taken while reading in an unusual place or pose and entering their picture in our school-wide contest.  Students might be found reading in a refrigerator, near an important landmark, in a basketball hoop, or any place your imagination takes you. Our students read EVERYWHERE!

In the photos, students should be visibly reading a book – and we should clearly be able to see the book cover (see examples below).  The 10 winning images will be enlarged to 12”x16” for display in our England Library during the 2015-16 school year. ALL PARTICIPATING IMAGES will be displayed in the hallway after the winners are announced so that our community can view and admire the awesome student entries!

Who:  Any student attending England!  (Only one entry per student, however students are welcome and encouraged to include siblings in a joint photo!)

When:  from NOW until Friday, April 17, 2015 May 1, 2015

Contest Rules:  Participating students must turn in a 4”x6” or 5”x7” photo print on photo paper of their contest entry.  The entries will be voted on by a panel of judges and the winning images will then need to provide a digital version of their image (please take the photo in the highest resolution your camera will allow) so that we may enlarge it for display in the library.  Please note that “camera-phone” photos will not be a high enough resolution to print in an enlarged size.  Additionally, please do not Photoshop or otherwise edit the photo in order to superimpose parts of the image – we want it to be as authentic of an image as possible.  Pick up a participation form in the library or click on an image below to download one to attach to your contest entry picture.

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Please note these additional guidelines:  Your book should “match” the unusual reading spot, and the cover of your book should be visible in the photo.
In one example below, the student is reading The Boy Who Saved Baseball while wearing baseball gear on a baseball field. In another example below, the students are reading Where The Wild Things Are at the zoo!

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Happy Reading!

3rd Annual Unusual Reading Spot Contest: REMINDER!

2014-lake       2014-cowboys

The England Library is so excited to host our Third Annual Unusual Reading Spot Contest!  Students will enjoy having their picture taken while reading in an unusual place or pose and entering their picture in our school-wide contest.  Students might be found reading in a refrigerator, near an important landmark, in a basketball hoop, or any place your imagination takes you. Our students read EVERYWHERE!

In the photos, students should be visibly reading a book – and we should clearly be able to see the book cover (see examples below).  The 10 winning images will be enlarged to 12”x16” for display in our England Library during the 2015-16 school year. ALL PARTICIPATING IMAGES will be displayed in the hallway after the winners are announced so that our community can view and admire the awesome student entries!

Who:  Any student attending England!  (Only one entry per student, however students are welcome and encouraged to include siblings in a joint photo!)

When:  from NOW until Friday, April 17, 2015

Contest Rules:  Participating students must turn in a 4”x6” or 5”x7” photo print on photo paper of their contest entry.  The entries will be voted on by a panel of judges and the winning images will then need to provide a digital version of their image (please take the photo in the highest resolution your camera will allow) so that we may enlarge it for display in the library.  Please note that “camera-phone” photos will not be a high enough resolution to print in an enlarged size.  Additionally, please do not Photoshop or otherwise edit the photo in order to superimpose parts of the image – we want it to be as authentic of an image as possible.  Pick up a participation form in the library or click on an image below to download one to attach to your contest entry picture.

14-15-unusual-reading-spot_thumb        14-15-unusual-reading-spot_entry-thumb

Please note these additional guidelines:  Your book should “match” the unusual reading spot, and the cover of your book should be visible in the photo.
In one example below, the student is reading The Boy Who Saved Baseball while wearing baseball gear on a baseball field. In another example below, the students are readingWhere The Wild Things Are at the zoo!

baseball-winner     girls-at-zoo

Is your family traveling somewhere special in the next couple of months?  Bring a book with you that “matches” your location, grab your digital camera, and think of a creative reading spot along the way to enter in our contest!  Happy Reading!

3rd Annual Unusual Reading Spot Contest

2014-lake       2014-cowboys

The England Library is so excited to host our Third Annual Unusual Reading Spot Contest!  Students will enjoy having their picture taken while reading in an unusual place or pose and entering their picture in our school-wide contest.  Students might be found reading in a refrigerator, near an important landmark, in a basketball hoop, or any place your imagination takes you. Our students read EVERYWHERE!

In the photos, students should be visibly reading a book – and we should clearly be able to see the book cover (see examples below).  The 10 winning images will be enlarged to 12”x16” for display in our England Library during the 2015-16 school year. ALL PARTICIPATING IMAGES will be displayed in the hallway after the winners are announced so that our community can view and admire the awesome student entries!

Who:  Any student attending England!  (Only one entry per student, however students are welcome and encouraged to include siblings in a joint photo!)

When:  from NOW until Friday, April 17, 2015

Contest Rules:  Participating students must turn in a 4”x6” or 5”x7” photo print on photo paper of their contest entry.  The entries will be voted on by a panel of judges and the winning images will then need to provide a digital version of their image (please take the photo in the highest resolution your camera will allow) so that we may enlarge it for display in the library.  Please note that “camera-phone” photos will not be a high enough resolution to print in an enlarged size.  Additionally, please do not Photoshop or otherwise edit the photo in order to superimpose parts of the image – we want it to be as authentic of an image as possible.  Pick up a participation form in the library or click on an image below to download one to attach to your contest entry picture.

14-15-unusual-reading-spot_thumb        14-15-unusual-reading-spot_entry-thumb

Please note these additional guidelines:  Your book should “match” the unusual reading spot, and the cover of your book should be visible in the photo.
In one example below, the student is reading The Boy Who Saved Baseball while wearing baseball gear on a baseball field. In another example below, the students are reading Where The Wild Things Are at the zoo!

baseball-winner     girls-at-zoo

Is your family traveling somewhere special in the next year?  Bring a book with you that “matches” your location, grab your digital camera, and think of a creative reading spot along the way to enter in our contest!  Happy Reading!

2014 Unusual Reading Spot Winners

Our Second Annual Unusual Reading Spot Contest produced some pretty amazing photographs of our kids reading in some pretty unusual places!  The panel of judges had a difficult time narrowing down the winners, but in the end, we ended up with ten wonderful photos!  A huge thank-you to all of our participants this year!

These winning images will be enlarged, framed, and hung in our library until next year’s Unusual Reading Spot Contest!  Look for these photos to be displayed in the library in the next few weeks!

And, the winners are (in no particular order):

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2014-lake

2014-abe_lincoln

2014-skateboarding

2014-dog

2014-cowboys

2014-trampoline

2014-dryer

2014-basketball

2nd Annual Unusual Reading Spot Contest Reminder

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The England Library is so excited to host our Second Annual Unusual Reading Spot Contest!  Students will enjoy having their picture taken while reading in an unusual place or pose and entering their picture in our school-wide contest.  Students might be found reading in a refrigerator, near an important landmark, in a basketball hoop, or any place your imagination takes you. In the photos, students should be visibly reading a book (see examples below).  The winners will have their photos enlarged to 12”x16” for display in our England Library for the entire school year next year.

Who :  Any student attending England!  (Only one entry per student.)

When :  from NOW until Friday, March 21, 2014

How :  Participating students must turn in a 4”x6” or 5”x7” photo print on photo paper of their contest entry.  The entries will be voted on by a panel of judges and the winning images will then need to provide a digital version of their image (please take the photo in the highest resolution your camera will allow) so that we may enlarge it for display in the library.  Please note that “camera-phone” photos will not be a high enough resolution to print in an enlarged size.  Please pick up a participation form in the library or click the image(s) below to download a form to attach to your contest entry picture.

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Is your family traveling somewhere special over Winter Break, or are you taking a trip over Spring Break?  Grab your digital camera and a book and think of a creative reading spot or pose to enter in our contest!  Happy Reading!