Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Poster Contest Winners!!!

Well, everybody. . . my Poster Contest is over! Unfortunately, my AAB Blog Helper has been less-than-dependable (as usual) in getting anything posted in a timely manner. Plus they distracted me with a dreadful V-E-T visit last Friday (you'll hear ALL about that in another post). So I'm finally getting around to posting the winners!

Better late than never, right?

Anyhow, on November 3, my staff and I voted for winning posters submitted to my Poster Contest. Let me tell you, Friends, it was a very hard decision, and I'm glad I had my staff to help me out! I'm lucky to have so many talented library customers and blogging friends who took the time to celebrate my Awesomeness!

Without further ado, here are the BIG WINNERS from the contest!

The Big Winner in the Gr. K-2 Category:

I think the artist has perfectly captured my vibrant fur-coloring, don't you? Voters also liked the fun border on the construction paper. Thank you Fayth!

The Big Winner in the Gr. 3-6 Category:

This one features colored construction paper on a plain paper background, and the drawing is done with crayon. My staff really like the somewhat-disgruntled expression on my face. Good job, Krisha!

The Big Winner in the Gr 7-12 Category:

This one is a real-for-real painting, friends! How cool is that? In real life it's even bigger and brighter! Alec did great, didn't he?

The Big Winner in the Adult Category:

Check out my Halo!!! It's shiny on the poster, even if you can't see it in the scan. I don't know what that "almost" is about, though. Maybe someone vandalized the poster before it was submitted. . . ? Thanks for the great poster, Kathleen!

And the Big Winner for the Blogging Friends Category:

Jan the the Funny Farmers did a great job of illustrating the many hats I wear as a Boss Library Cat. And my staff really like the clown hat, probably because they would NEVER be allowed to do such a thing to me in real life!

Those were all of the Big Winners, but all of the entries were excellent! Here they are, in no particular order:

This one is by my friend Cherakee. As you can see, she shows what an purrfect Greeter I am here at the library.

This one was from my Special Girlcat, Ali Zophia. She wrote me an awesome poem in honor of my Finding Day--she must like me a LOT!

This wonderful work of art is by my friend Bailey. Look at all of the beautiful colors she used--and she even sneaked an Evergreen Indiana library card in there, too!

This next artist imagined me as a Rock Star (which I am, kinda). I'm thinking we need to start an annual Toberfest in the spring, since we don't get to celebrate my Finding Month until Fall. Thanks Corey!

This one is by my friend Ellie's son, Miguel. I look especially fancy with all of those stars, don't I? And I'm thinking being a COSMIC Library Cat entitles me to even more treats!

Hanna did a really cool poster of me at the beach! Look how happy I am in the poster. Do you know why? Well, I think it must be all of the sunshine at the beach!

Here is a poster by my friend Tyler. This one show me going on a picnic--this sounds fun because it involves all sorts of treats! (At least they tell me you get treats at picnics.) Look at that tree, and all those bricks! That's a lot of drawing!

Lastly but not leastly, LuAnne made a nice poster celebrating the Specialness of all Cats (but me most of all, it being my poster contest)!

Whew! That was a lot of pictures! I hope you enjoy the wonderful entries as much as I did! I've decided that the pictures will be used on special bookmarks that my library staff will give out to my Library customers during the winter months--doesn't that sound fun?

Okay, my paws are sore from all the typing and scanning I've had to do, and AAB is grouching about needed to do "other" (but not more important) things.

Thanks for reading--and look for the Awful V-E-T visit recap later in the week!




Morgan the Library Bunny said...

What lovely artwork! You have some very talented friends.

JC said...

You need to take a nap in the sun. All that work ... nice posters and that painting .. wow.

Angel Junior, Orion and Sammy said...

Those are absolutely marvelous Tober!!!!

Yes, we hear you about firing people. Meowm just keeps coming back no matter how many times we fire her. She must love us. ;)

The Island Cats said...

Tober, those are the best posters!! We can see how you had a hard time choosing the winners!!

What fun!!

curator said...

How could you pick among such super-excellent posters? I love each and every one.

Jo's World said...

Yay Tober for the excellent posters that came in for your Founding Day! You are so lucky to have SO many friends to celebrate with you.

I am glad you liked my Founding Day Song dedicated to you!

Purr, purr, purr from Ali Zophia, Stella and Mom

Zoolatry said...

Every one is a winner! Just awesome.

ellie said...

Wow! What fantastic posters! Love them all. There are some wonderful designs and artwork of you Tober, the marvellous library cat :)

Jans Funny Farm said...

Thank you, Tober. We had fun making Jan work on our poster so we're glad you like it.

All be posters are so pretty. You got some pretty talented children entering too. You are just a well-loved kitty.

Luxington said...

Tober, this is just so special! Our favorite is the winner in the Gr. 3-6 Category, so pawsome! We love them all though. You must feel so honored!

Sparkle said...

Concatulations to the winners - all the entries were pawsome, actually!

KC and the Giggleman Kitties said...

Goodness, Tober, how did you ever pick winners from all those excellent entries?
Each and everyone of them is "purr-fection". There is a lot of talent in your community!
We especially loved the poster by our friends Jan & the Funny Farmers, showing all the different hats you wear! You have a very important position, don't you!
You sure do have a lot of great friends!
Love & Purrs,
Mom ML & Reepurrter KC

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Love all the great posters. JFF's poster is pawsome, we loved seeing all the "jobs" you have.

Fr. Tom Fish said...

Tober, I loved all of your entries. You look handsome in each one and they all captured your very responsible position(s) at the library.

My hat is off to all the winners, especially to you, my new furriend!

Tom the Church Cat
at Temptation Parish with
mews, pews and church mice galore


Kitikata-san said...

Tober! You are just a wonderful library cat, and these posters are wonderful!!

Layla Morgan Wilde ( Cat Wisdom 101) said...

Tober, these posters are purrfect. We wish we'd known about the contest sooner.

Cindy said...

Congratulations to the winners!