Cosplay Contest and DDR Expo

Fruits Basket: Tohru Freaks
Tohru Freaking Out. Nuff said.

Come to the 3rd Annual Cosplay Contest at the AADL this Wednesday, August 2, from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Downtown Library Multipurpose Room . Dress up as your favorite anime, manga or videogame character and compete for prizes. First, Second and Third place winners will win gift certificates to Wizzy Wig. Judging will be based on a combination of knowledge of your character, costume quality and character enthusiasm. Dance on our Cobalt Flux pads in character or come to watch the contest and play DDR.

LEGO Contest Guidelines RELEASED!

Lego

AADL's 1st Annual LEGO Contest launches on Wed. August 9 - the guidelines have been released and can be picked up at ANY location. Prizes will be given in 3 categories:
Grades 3-5; Grades 6-8; Grades 9-12 and the special Parent/Child category. Ribbons will be given out in each category for the following: Best Motorized project, Best Architectural/Engineering project, Coolest Robot, Best Vehicle, Most Creative, Most Sophisticated and the ultimate AADL's Lego Master Builder! Winners will get gift certificates for Toys R Us! Get your copy of the guidelines today!

It's All Write 2006 Short Story Judges

Thanks to the following judges of the teen's short story writing contest for area Teens! We appreciate their expertise and careful considerations of each story.
Middle School:
CHRIS HEBERT- Fiction Editor at the University of Michigan Press (previous Hopwood Winner)
AMY SUMERTON - Serves as executive editor of 'Orchid Literary Review' for three years. Her fiction can most recently be found in Red Cedar Review. She plays cello in a local band called Canada. Amy currently makes a living as assistant director for 826 Michigan, a nonprofit writing center designed to help students aged 6-18 develop their writing skills.
LARA M. ZIELIN - Author of Make Things Happen Networking for Teens and she edits the alumni publication at the University of Michigan's College of Literature, Language and the Arts.

High School:

Young Writers are Winners!

The awards ceremony announcing the winners of the AADL short story writing contest, It's All Write! was held on Saturday, May 13th as an event of the Ann Arbor Book Festival. Being present at this ceremony and being exposed to the joy and satisfaction expressed by these teens and their parents as their creative work and encouragement are recognized and rewarded is a highlight of my year. Join AADL in congratulating these authors.

Middle School:
1st Place - Lindsay Fischer (title: Alien Girl)
2nd Place - Timothy G. Rhein (title: Escape to Denmark)
3rd Place - Isabel McKay (title: A Slanted Roof)

High School 9th/10th:
1st Place - Eva Colas (title: Morning Again)
2nd Place - Maya Lamm (title: Saved)
3rd Place - Sabrina Na (title: Daisies in the Garden)

High School 11th/12th:
1st Place - Emmaleigh Mia Paul (title: How to Make Empenadas)
2nd Place - Jenneva Scholz (title: The Gift)
3rd Place - Eva Miller (title: A Romance)

Prizes were generously donated by the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation Robert Bruce Dunlap Memorial Awards Fund, and all 1st place winners will receive $250, 2nd Place, $150, and 3rd Place $100. All Finalists received a certificate, and a thunderous applause went out to all #140 teens who submitted a story.

It's All Write! AADL Short Story Contest Winners Announced!

Congratulations to all those who entered the 2006 Short Story Contest.
Here are the winners of the AADL Short Story Writing Contest: 'It's All Write'

Middle School Category 6th/7th/8th Grades:
1st Place: Alien Girl by Lindsey Fischer Mill Creek Middle School, Dexter
2nd Place: Escape to Denmark by Timothy G. Rhein Home School, Ypsilanti
3rd Place: A Slanted Roof by Isabel McKay Tappan Middle School

High School Category 9th/10th Grades:
1st Place: Morning Again by Eva Colas Huron High School
2nd Place: Saved by Maya Lamm Community High School
3rd Place: Daisies in the Garden by Sabrina Na Huron High School

High School Category 11th/12th Grades:
1st Place: How to Make Empenadas by Emmaleigh Mia Paul Rudolf Steiner High School
2nd Place: The Gift by Jenneva Scholz Rudolf Steiner High School
3rd Place: A Romance by Eva Miller Community High School

Cosplay Contest and DDR Expo APRIL 20!

Anime Convention

Thursday April 20, 6:30-8:30pm Downtown Multipurpose Room

Its the 2nd Annual Cosplay Contest! Come dressed at your favorite anime, manga or video game character to win prizes, or come just to see the show and dance to those fabulous J-pop tracks.

Costumes will be judged based on enthusiasm, knowledge of your character, costume quality and execution.

It's All Write! Short Story Contest for Middle and High School Teens

Write a short story! You have until March 20th to turn it in. Maybe you've had this idea knocking around in your head for months, so now is the time to go ahead and write it down. The announcement about this contest will be mailed to all Middle and High Schools in Washtenaw County, and winners will be announced on May 13th with an Awards Program held during the Ann Arbor Book Festival
For complete contest rules go to this link

PRIZES will be awarded to first-place ($250 cash awards), second-place($150 cash awards) and third-place ($100 cash awards) finishers in three categories-
*6th, 7th and 8th grades
*9th and 10th grades
*11th and 12th grades
It's All Write is sponsored by "The Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation Robert Bruce Dunlap Memorial Awards Fund.

Call us at 327-8301 if you have other questions, and good luck.

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