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Hidden Picture Contest Winners (14-17)

Congratulations to the winners of the Hidden Picture contest!

Ages 14-17

First Place: Dia Lo, Age 15, Stanly County

Second Place: Erin Magee, Age 14, Cabarrus County

Third Place: Ryan Bame, Age 14, Rowan County

Dia Lo - 1st Place

Dia Lo – 1st Place

Erin Magee - 2nd Place

Erin Magee – 2nd Place

Ryan Bame - 3rd Place

Ryan Bame – 3rd Place

Hidden Picture Contest Winners (Ages 11-13)

Congratulations to the winners of the Hidden Picture contest!

Ages 11-13

First Place: Abigail Mayo, Age 11, Rowan County

Second Place: Laura Nettles, Age 11, Rowan County

Third Place: Jude Smeltzer, Age 11, Rowan County

Abigail Mayo - 1st Place

Abigail Mayo – 1st Place

Laura Nettles - 2nd Place

Laura Nettles – 2nd Place

Jude Smeltzer - 3rd Place

Jude Smeltzer – 3rd Place

Shelf Room Contest – Popular Vote

Cast your vote today for your favorite shelf room from the Shelf Room Contest!

Take advantage of the spring-time weather!

It looks like we’ll have some actual spring-time weather on Saturday!  Grab your camera, go outside and start taking pictures – it’s time to enter the photo contest!  Cash prizes will be awarded to winners in each county.

Submit up to two photos related to Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan and the themes brought out in the book such as the juxtaposition of new and old technology, the quest for immortality, and hidden messages.

More information, complete rules and entry instructions can be found here.

The deadline for entry is April 9th.

 

Contests!

IT’S TIME!  Time to submit your entries for our three contests!
Shelf Room Contest:  Drop them of at a public library by Saturday, March 15.
Hidden Picture Contest:  Drop entries off at a public library by March 28th.
For all contest rules and entry forms see:  https://411communityread.wordpress.com/contests/

Contests!

Ready to be creative?  We have three contests for you!

Hidden Picture Contest – For children and teens age 7-17.  Use markers, crayons, or pens, color the contest image calling special attention to the hidden objects.

Photo Contest – For adults and students (ages 12-17).  Submit photos related to Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan and the themes brought out in the book such as the juxtaposition of new and old technology, the quest for immortality, and hidden messages.

Shelf Room Contest – For teens, adults and groups.  Create a “shelf room” depicting a scene from Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore.

Short Film Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the short film contest!

Nia Freeman, Taylor Dilena, Rachel Stivaletti, Oriana Apostoli, and Mia Severance

Check out their entries!

September 10-16 Events

Check out the video from News Channel 14 for a glimpse at our first Survival Training Day.  If you missed the training on Saturday, don’t worry – there are 2 more this week! For more great events, see the listings below:

September 7-October 7
Rural Hill Corn Maze – ask for Hunger Games questions to navigate through the maze; Huntersville

Tuesday September 11
Book/movie comparison – Kannapolis Library; 6:00 pm
Teen event – crafts, book discussion, games and more – South Rowan Regional Library, China Grove; 5:30 (grades 6-12)]

Wednesday September 12
Hunger Games book discussion – Kannapolis Library; 6:00 pm
Book/movie comparison – Union West Regional Library, Indian Trail; 5:30 pm

Thursday September 13
book/movie comparison – Monroe Library; 4:00 pm

Friday September 14
Bookmark Contest Entry Deadline – submit entry to your local library; teens grades 6-12
Costume Contest Entry Deadline – submit entry to your local library; teens grades 6-12
Writing Contest Entry Deadline – submit entry to your local library; teens grades 6-12 and adults
Short Film Contest Entry Deadline – submit entry to YouTube and to communityread411@gmail.com

Saturday September 15
Survival Training Day – Belk Tonawonda Park, Monroe; 9:00 am-noon
Survival Training Day – Dan Nicholas Park, Salisbury; 1:00-4:00 pm

 

Website Kick-Off!

What is 411 Community Read?

When we started out, we didn’t know what we were getting into. Suzanne Collins had recently finished her Hunger Games trilogy, and we were all collectively stunned. It had been a while since we read something this good.  We had heard rumors about a movie being made about this intense story, and more rumors that the movie was being made in North Carolina.  It turned out that all those rumors happened to be true.

Then in July of 2011 we decided that we needed to do something about it.  So there was a gathering of county librarians and parks and recreation staff who sat down and collectively decided that  we needed to plan out something epic.    Here are the four North Carolinian counties that came together:  Cabarrus, Rowan, Stanly, and Union.  The event we decided to create was the 411 Community Read;  4 Districts (the Counties), 1 book, 1 Community.

What we have planned out is more than just a community read, it’s going to be a community event.  We didn’t just want people to just read the book.  We wanted them to experience  it.  So yes, not only are we going to encourage everyone in the Four Counties (Districts) to read and discuss this epic story, we are going to give you the opportunity live it out.  Every county will have their own Survival Training Day filled with obstacles and athletic and mental challenges that are inspired by what you’ve seen in the Arena during the Hunger Games books.  Conquer the Survival Training Day in your county to maximize your experience, or head directly to the main event on October 13th at the Cabarrus Arena to compete to be the Grand Champion.

As awesome as that is, we figured that even this wasn’t enough.  So we’ve planned several contests that will be going on until September.  Be sure to enter in so that you get the chance to win some really cool prizes.  So whether you’re good with art, film, writing, or even costume design, there is something for you to get involved with.  If you’re looking for others who are as excited about The Hunger Games as you are, we’ve got lots of book discussions where you can have your say and hear what others think. There are even some lectures planned with topics centered around the book.

So check back soon, and check back often.   There’s going to be a lot of things happening on this site.

We will see you soon, and until then Read it.  Do it.  Survive It.

-411 Community Read Team

communityread411@gmail.com