The Kerrytown BookFest has announced the five finalists for the 5th annual book cover contest. All of the finalists are students at Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor. Each year, the Bookfest and the Michigan Humanities Council sponsor a contest open to all Michigan High school students, challenging them to redesign a cover for a published book. The Kerrytown BookFest is celebrating its 10 anniversary this year.
This year Crystal Westfield at Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor made the contest a class assignment. The book chosen for the contest by the Bookfest board was Frames by Whitmore Lake resident and bestselling author Loren D. Estleman. The novel is about a film historian.
Macmillan publishing and their imprint, Forge, donated 50 copies of the novel to be given away to students and on the day of the book festival. Copies in hand, over 50 students redesigned a cover. The five finalists are
The judges of this year’s contest were the author of the book, Loren Estleman; Steve Klein, publisher, Huron River Press; and Darcy Bowden, artist and retired art teacher. The contest was facilitated by volunteer Jeanne Josten.
Cash prizes and certificates will be awarded the day of the Bookfest, Sunday, September 9. The judges will be present to discuss their judging criteria. You can meet the judges as well as the talented students at 11 a.m. in the Kerrytown Concert House. Free copies of Frames will be given away at the ceremony.