Library card features WRHS student's work
August 9, 2011 · 2:48 PM
Combining positive words, classic titles and famous authors into a single, design earned Dillon Hadaway, 14, the winning entry into Pierce County Library System’s teen library card design contest.
The Buckley resident and White River High School student’s winning design will appear on more than 10,000 library cards starting Oct. 1, when the library system launches its fifth annual card drive. Hadaway’s name will appear on the printed cards.
Teenage artists throughout Pierce County vied for the opportunity to design a Pierce County Library card. In all, 138 artists submitted creations in colored pencil, pen, paint, camera and computer-generated art.
Professional artists reviewed entries and selected 13 finalists. Pierce County residents cast 3,670 online votes to choose the winning design.
“We are thrilled with the enthusiastic response from the teenagers submitting designs and the public voting on the contest finalists,” said Neel Parikh, executive director for Pierce County Library. “We look forward to teens, ‘tweens and all ages choosing and using the new card at Pierce County Library.”
Hadaway’s winning artwork features a vibrantly colored retro design to form a mosaic floral design. He created the computer-generated artwork in Adobe Photoshop as a graphic design project in a school art class with teacher Nick Cochran.
The teen-designed library cards will be available for free, in addition to other designs that the library offers, during the annual card drive and for the next two years, until the next teen card contest in 2013.