Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Buller artists have designs on new library card

Buller District Library cards will soon have a fresh new look thanks to an art competition run by the district’s council.

The contest attracted 26 entrants, all vying for the chance to be featured on the new library cards.

“The standard was exceptional, and we had an extremely difficult time choosing the winners. There were three prizes up for grabs consisting of vouchers from local businesses,” said Buller District Council’s libraries manager, Nicky Meadowcroft.

First prize went to Brya Rodley with her photograph entitled ‘Nile’. Second prize was awarded to Carol McFadgen with ‘Little books’; while Rachel Menzies won third prize with ‘Essence of Buller Paradise’.

“Brya Rodley’s entry ‘Nile’ was chosen for its vibrant colours, excellent composition and we thought the stunning subject consisting of a beautiful sunny blue sky, West Coast bush, the rich colours of the water and background mountains met the criteria perfectly,” Ms Meadowcroft said.

“The final printed design looks beautiful, and we couldn’t be happier with it.”

Finalist, Rachel Menzies has since gifted her artwork to Buller District Libraries and it is now proudly on display, Ms Meadowcraft said.

An exhibition of the entries can also be viewed at Westport and Reefton libraries.

“The new library cards have been delivered and will be put into use once we have used up our existing cards,” said Ms Meadowcroft.

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