The winners of the 2013 Book Cover contest were announced Sunday, September 8, at the Kerrytown BookFest. Judges William Kent Krueger, Steve Klein and Domonique Washington-McNish selected ten finalists and three winners from over one hundred entries submitted by high school students.
Participating high schools were Pioneer High School, Ann Arbor; Skyline High School, Ann Arbor; and Adams High School, Rochester Hills. Art teachers Crystal Westfield, Ann Hendrick and Debbie Bovio were instrumental in getting their students to participate and inspiring wonderful work.
The students were asked to re-design a cover for William Kent Krueger’s first novel, Iron Lake, and were supplied with copies of the novel courtesy of Atria Books. Mr. Krueger held up a copy of the original cover and declared that the student’s work was far superior, and closer to his idea of what his cover should have looked like.
All three judges were impressed by the quality and breadth of the work, which this year included original photography by the Skyline students and some original paintings from the Adams students. The winners were:
- First Place, Avital Smotrich-Barr, Pioneer High School
- Second Place, Adam Collins, Skyline High School
- Third Place, Andrea Judd, Skyline High School
–Submitted by Robin Agnew, President of the Kerrytown BookFest