CHS Student wins first place in the 2023 TASL bookmark contest

Over 150 students from across Tennessee submitted an original design for the annual bookmark contest, sponsored by the Tennessee Association of School Librarians.

The theme of this year’s contest was “Read, Learn, and Explore at Your School Library.”

Student entries were judged by illustrator Cindy Knox in the categories of creativity, execution of the theme and use of materials.

CHS sophomore Maitri Vijayanand won first place in the high school division. She will receive $25 cash award, 50 bookmarks of her design, an enlarged copy, and an award certificate.

Her librarians, Katie Cozzens and Shirey Szalay, will receive 200 bookmarks of Maitri’s winning design, and an enlarged copy.

Copies of Maitri’s bookmark will also be sent to the Tennessee State Legislature and distributed to librarians across the state at the TASL conference this fall.

Maitri is pictured here with her art instructor, Jennifer Harants, and her winning design.