There were three levels to get through to try to win! First, you had to win at the local store level; then, you had to win at the state level; finally, all the state winners were competing for the top three spots. What a tough process to get through, so imagine Delaney's surprise as she kept getting calls from Borders that her bookmark kept winning! Then she received the major call that her bookmark was the Grand Prize winner -- she was beside herself with excitement!
Borders just released a press announcement. It’s weird -- if you put “sixth grader from Indiana wins” in Google – Delaney shows up everywhere!!! :-)
Here is the winning bookmark:
Her bookmark is the official bookmark of the National Book Festival this year. Her bookmark will be "distributed to tens of thousands of book lovers when they descend on the National Mall in Washington D.C. for the Festival Sept. 25". How neat is that?
What did she win? Well, at the store level she was awarded with a certificate showing that she was the local winner; then at the state level she was awarded with a certificate and a $25 Borders gift card; then at the grand prize level she was awarded with a $500 Borders gift card as well as a $500 Borders gift card for her school library. Simply amazing!
Way to go, Delaney! We are all so excited and proud for your accomplishment!
Dad, Mom & Bro