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Get Caught Reading 2003

A World Book Day Photography Competition for Children
De Valera Library, 6th - 31st March 2003

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Competition Winners

Highly Commended Competition Entries

Prize Giving - Photographs

The Children’s Photography Competition Get Caught Reading Exhibition organized to coincide with World Book Day 2003 went on display in de Valera Library, Ennis from the 6th to the 31st March 2003 and will subsequently tour the other branch libraries.

There was a huge increase in entries, in this, the second year of the competition, and judges John Kelly of the Clare Champion and Gerry Leddin, Clare County Council’s photographer noticing a marked improvement in the quality of the pictures submitted.

The winners for 2003 are:
1st Prize: And all because the lady loves a good book by Cliodhna Meehan, 4th class, Barefield N.S.
Judges’ comments: The picture was chosen for its simplicity. The photographer included the existing wall mural to draw attention to the child reading the book. The picture tells a story in itself.

2nd Prize: Getting Caught Reading on the Ceiling by Aisling Davies, 5th Class Ennistymon Convent of Mercy.
Judges’ comments: The picture is totally unusual and was the best of lots of photos with an acrobatic theme. It was one of the most imaginative entries. It needs to be looked at twice to figure out what’s going on in the photograph. It looks like the mother in the picture has really “caught” the child reading.

3rd Prize: Oh Dad! The price of cattle is very bad in today’s market by Katie McGrath, 6th class Scoil Realt na Mara, Kilkee.
Judges’ comments: The photograph has an appealing innocence. It looks like the child has actually been caught reading the newspaper. It could be taken in any home in the country.

Photoworld, Ennis have very kindly agreed to sponsor our
First Prize: An Olympus 35mm Camera (Auto Wind On and Rewind)
with Clare County Library providing
Second Prize: A Photo Album to hold 400 6x4 photographs
Third Prize: A Disposable Kodak Camera

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