Posts Tagged ‘teen art contest’

Regular Teen Programs Start Up Tuesday!

August 31, 2009

September is just around the corner and that means our regular teen programs will be starting back up again.  Yay!  The line up for this year is as follows:

1st Tuesday of the month–Anime Club

2nd Tuesday of the month–TVC (Teen Volunteer Council & Gaming)

3rd Tuesday of the month–Ultimate Card Gaming (Magic/YuGiOh/…)

4th Tuesday of the month–Teen Tech Lab

EVERY Wednesday–Get Your Game On (free play video gaming) 

Anime Club starts this Tuesday, September 1st, at the Fairmount St. library from 5:30-7:30.  Don’t miss the first meeting and your chance to help plan the club’s activities for the season.  Do we need a logo?  Will you draw it?  Should we have officers?  Or just go with the flow?  How about another chopsticks/M&Ms race and ramen noodle eating contest?  (yes please)

anime-conversion-cat 

Plus, we have big announcements concerning this year’s Anime Fest which will be held at the Figge Art Museum in October.  Art contest anyone?  Do we have cosplayers in the house?  Stay tuned to tomorrow’s post for all the juicy deets.

-Christie

Anime Fest 2008: Art Contest Winners

October 20, 2008

The Teen Anime Fest at the Figge was such a great time!  Thanks to those of you who were able to make it to the event on Saturday.  Over 100 people showed up and nearly all of them were teens.  The partnership between the Quad City Public Libraries and the Figge Art Museum was a perfect match for the many teen anime and manga lovers in the area.  They sure seemed to enjoy themselves.  We had 67 art submissions on display for the Manga Art Show.  Way to go teens!!  You all did a really fantastic job! 

We decided to break the art contest up into two age brackets, 12-14 yr. olds & 15-18 yr. olds.  Local professional artist, Heidi Hernandez, judged the contest and selected one grand prize winner in each age group.  They were then awarded $25 gift cards to Hobby Lobby.  Five honorable mentions were also chosen in each age group and recipients of those received a tasty Pocky prize.  Also, all of the artists were awarded an official certificate of artistic excellence for participating in the contest.  Following are pictures of the winning artwork:

Age Division: 12-14

Best In Show:  Portrait of A Boy – Clayton Summers

Honorable Mention:  Goddess – Emily Stogdill

Honorable Mention:  Yin & Yang – Casey Albee

Honorable Mention:  Flawed Design – Deme Echelbarger

Honorable Mention:  Kawii Kitty Twins – Bailey Hager

Honorable Mention:  Dream Wielder – Jacob Joslyn

Age Division 15-18

Best In Show:  Guardian – Christopher Mbakwe

Honorable Mention:  Yuki – Mimzy Storm

Honorable Mention:  The Gang’s All Here – Ruth Sanders

Honorable Mention:  Mamimi – Jacob Burns

Honorable Mention:  Dangerous Beauty – Sari Moore

Honorable Mention:  Believe – Basilia Koster

Stay tuned to tomorrow’s post when we revisit the cosplay portions of the Anime Fest.  Again, great job everyone!  Don’t forget to pick up your artwork at the library that you submitted it to.  Special thanks to local artist, Heidi Hernandez, and, of course, the Figge Art Museum for hosting the event…thank you!