National Week 2012

Book Week Display Competition 2017

Friday, August 11, 2017

And the winner is...

Macgregor state high school, QLD

We are delighted to announce that after some very difficult deliberations, MacGregor State High School has won the 2017 Book Week Display Competition. Thank you to all the entrants, we were overwhelmed by the number and quality of the displays shared with us. So much so we decided to add a $50.00 runners up prize and a $25.00 special mention prize. After viewing all the great entries we are actually feeling a little envious we won't be partaking in all the fun this week, so thanks for making us feel part of it! 

A special thank you to Louisa Carey, Teacher Librarian at MacGregor State High School, for sharing your Book Week Display with us!! We hope you are able to put the $100 Syba Signs online voucher to good use to help create future displays in your library!

We love Louisa's creative display idea and a book week competition of her own! Louisa says "I started with the idea of novelty mugs and linking them to reading was easy as we often sit/curl with a warm drink while we read. The use of postcards connects the display to the theme “escape to everywhere”. Here is how it works.

Students have to pen a postcard to their Teacher Librarian (me) telling me where they have escaped to (real or imaginary aka holiday). The story of their escape must make mention of a book or part thereof such as cover/quote/character/event as well as reference to their favourite mug from the display. They “post” their completed entry to me by placing it in front of the mug they wish to win.

The differing heights of the display indicate how many of each mug will be given away and once the competition concludes at the end of Book Week these postcards will form another beautiful display in our library.

Interactive displays are the way to go to engage students! I've never entered a competition before... hope you like it."

You've got to be in it to win it! I bet you are glad you entered Louisa! We would love to see what you do with the postcards at the end of Book Week!

And the runner up is...

Iona college, QLD

Thank you to Claire Jackson for putting forward an entry on behalf of your school! A $50.00 voucher to spend in our online store is coming your way!

Iona College came up with two different themes for their library displays and executed them professionally and creatively.

The Tardis at the front of their library with books placed around it showing that students can Escape to the past.. or Escape to the future – just like Dr Who! As well as a jail theme with the Shortlisted books displayed on padlocks around the space.

We had a couple of schools came up with the Tardis idea which made judging very difficult for us here at Syba.

Special mention goes to...


Thank you Michelle for sharing with us the displays you and your students have created to support the Book Week theme. Don't their bay ends look great! A $25.00 voucher to spend in our online store will be coming your way.

Thank you again to everyone who entered. We have collated some of the entries into the gallery below for you because we couldn't possibly keep these fab displays all to ourselves, just click on a thumbnail to view larger images.




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