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Cayman Islands book lovers art show continues this week


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Poster Comp Charlottes Web Poster Comp Ratburger 2 Poster Comp Wizard of Oz An exhibition of colourful, handcrafted story-boards by local students is on display at the George Town Public Library until 28 March 2015.

Launched at the Book Fair on Saturday 21 March, the show features posters produced for a competition that required young people to write analytically about a book of their choice, while also presenting the information in a visually dynamic way.

Some 34 young book-lovers from eight participating schools submitted entries—all of which are on display.        Students had the opportunity to enter as individuals or as teams. In addition there were two age groups, six to nine years and 10-13 years.




On Saturday, 12 young people picked up prizes for their efforts, including:


Age Group                       Name(s)                     Book                            School

Individual Competition

1st     6-9                               David Lewis              Charlotte’s Web            FBCS

2nd   6-9                               Ailey Finch                Katie the Kitten Fairy  CIS


1st     10-13                           Abbie Carnahan        Wonder                           CIS

2nd   10-13                          Briana Ebanks          Esperanza Rising            PPS


Group Competition

1st     6-9                               Madison Chin          Wizard of Oz                    Triple C

Madison Malice

2nd   6-9                              Jessica Bridges           Warriors                          CIS

Callie Joseph

1st     10-13                           Natalie Bolland          Ratburger                        CIS

Sofia Hanson

2nd   10-13                          Amie Wagner             Radiance                           FBCS

Ashlee Wagner


A judging panel awarded the prizes based on written and visual criteria. Participants had to identify basic information relating to the book, including: a plot summary and description of the core conflict, its solution, as well as the author’s purpose, the tone and mood. They also received points for clarity, creativity, thoroughness and visual presentation

Poster Comp WonderReading charity Literacy Is For Everyone (LIFE) and the Cayman Islands Information Professionals (CIIP), organised the Book Fair and Poster competition. The Public Library hosted the event and sponsored Kindle Fires for the first-place prize winners in each age group. Second place winners earned gift certificates to local book stores.

CIIP President Paul Robinson, who is also the Deputy Director of the Public Library Service, said organisers were very pleased by the quality of the submissions.

“Students put a tremendous amount of thought and care into the stories that they selected, as well as the production of the storyboards. We believe people will be surprised at the outstanding job they have done in bringing written material to life, and we urge everyone to come out to the library this week to see their achievement,” Mr Robinson added.

The George Town Public Library is open Monday to Friday 10.00am -6.00pm and Saturday 10.00am-2:00pm.


  1. David Lewis’s 3D storyboard for Charlotte’s Web earned first place in the individual competition among 6-9 year olds.
  2. Abbie Carnahan’s cleverly constructed poster was based on the book Wonder and won her 1st place in the individual competition among 10-13 year olds.
  3. Madison Chin and Madison Malice tackled the Wizard of Oz and won the aged 6-9 category of the group competition.
  4. Natalie Bolland and Sofia Hanson took home the first place prize in the group competition for 10-13 year-olds, with a storyboard for the book Radiance.


For the official Cayman Islands Government web portal, www.gov.ky

Web title: Kids Posters Show at Library

Web blurb: An exhibition of posters designed by local students will entice readers of all ages


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