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Bookmark Competition Winners Awards

Posted Date: 4 June 2009
Rathangan Community Library was a very busy place on Saturday last 8th December.

Kay Dunne Branch Librarian hosted not one but two events. Prizes were awarded to winners of the CBI Design a Festival Bookmark Competition and children who participated in ‘Come All Ye’ a series of traditional singing workshops in the library showcased their work.

Mayor of Kildare Mary Glennon made the presentations to the bookmark winners and Tom Donegan, Programme Officer Children’s Books Ireland (CBI) http://www.childrensbooksireland.com also attended. Winners were selected from branch libraries and two overall winners one, in the 10yrs and under category and one in the 11yrs and over category were chosen to represent Kildare in the national competition.
Mayor Glennon was delighted to make the award to Claire Malone from Naas whose design has won the 10years and under category of the competition at national level. Claire succeeded in beating off stiff competition from budding young artists from all over the Country and her design will be printed up and used for the official festival bookmark and poster in 2008. The full listing of winners is below.

Following the award ceremony Artist Aileen Lambert from Wexford and a group of local children she has been working with entertained the audience with their interpretations of traditional songs and singing styles.

Commenting on the success of this competition Acting Assistant Arts Officer Brenda Brady would like to thank parents, teachers and schools for continuing to encourage children to submit entries and for their ongoing support and participation in Kildare County Council Library & Arts Service programmes www.kildare.ie/artsservice


DESIGN A FESTIVAL BOOKMARK COMPETITION 2007 WINNERS

Category 1 – Aged 10 or under on 1st September 2007

  Claire Malone
  Branch Library: Naas

Category 2 – Aged 11 or over on 1st September 2007 

  Josh Miller
  Branch Library: Maynooth

Claire and Josh were chosen as the overall winners in their categories and their designs went forward to represent Kildare in the National Competition.
Congratulations to Claire who succeeded in beating off stiff competition from budding young artists from all over the Country by winning the CBI competition. Her design will be printed up and used for the official festival bookmark and poster in 2008.

1. KILCULLEN
11yrs. And over – only winner in Kilcullen
Joe D’arcy
Age on 1st Sept. – 12

2. MAYNOOTH
11yrs. And over winner
Josh Miller
Age on 1st Sept. – 13

10yrs.and under winner
Jess McCabe
Age on 1st Sept. – 10

Highly Commended
Sarah Curran
Age on 1st Sept. – 11

3. CELBRIDGE
11yrs. and over winner
Sarah Kelly
Age on 1st Sept. – 11

10yrs. and under winner
Roisin Byrne
Age on 1st Sept. – 10

Highly Commended
Joey Cullen – Tinley
Age on 1st Sept. – 10

4. NAAS
No,11yrs. and over winner

10yrs. and under winner
Claire Malone
Age on 1st Sept. – 10

Highly Commended
Niamh Dempsey
Age on 1st Sept. – 9

5. ATHY
11yrs. and over winner
Kirstey Martin
Age on 1st Sept. – 11

NO, 10yrs. and under winner

Highly Commended
Michela Connell
Age on 1st Sept. – 11

6. LEIXLIP
11yrs. and over winner
Deirdre Hynes
Age on 1st Sept. – 12

10yrs. and under winner
Elizabeth Kane
Age on 1st Sept. – 10

Highly Commended
Adam Cahill
Age on 1st Sept. – 11

7.CLANE
No, 11yrs. and over winner

10yrs. and under winner
Melissa Barnes
Age on 1st Sept. – 9

Highly Commended
Juliette Barnes
Age on 1st Sept. – 11

8. KILDARE
No, 11yrs. and over winner

10yrs. and under winner
Niamh Boland
Age on 1st Sept. – 10

No, Highly Commended

9. NEWBRIDGE
11yrs. and over winner
Cathal Foy
Age on 1st Sept. – 11

10yrs. and under winner
Bríona Byrne
Age on 1st Sept. – 9

Highly Commended
Cian Smith
Age on 1st Sept. – 10

10.MONASTEREVIN
11yrs. and over winner
Lydia Hendy
Age on 1st September – 11yrs.


10yrs. and under winner
Peter Sunderland
Age on 1st September – 10yrs.


11.RATHANGAN
10yrs. and under winner
Nicole Mather
Age on 1st September – 10yrs.

Click here to download a PDF of the winning designs. (PDF 5.20 MB)

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