Read-A-Thon Art Contest Winner 2018

The Girls’ School of Austin Art Director Nancy Hoover and Caroline “Coco” Sutherland

During the fall, BookSpring launched its annual search for the 2018 Read-A-Thon logo through the community-wide art contest for children in elementary and middle schools.

Caroline “Coco” Sutherland of The Girls’ School of Austin won this year’s art contest! Her winning submission captured the spirit of being a Gold Medal Reader.


The winning logo is featured on our website, social media, and printed materials including thousands of campaign t-shirts and posters.

Coco said, “I competed because my teacher told us about it, and I thought it was a good cause. Not to mention, it would be a fun and interesting way to get my creative juices flowing.”

Art is Coco’s favorite subject in school and in her spare time she enjoys winding down with a good book.

“I enjoy reading mysteries and thrillers. However, I am currently reading a bunch of books on how alcohol affected decisions in American history,” she said.

This young artist believes in the importance of books in the home for all kids. Reading is one of the best ways to learn, and one of the most fun according to Coco.

“Sometimes, I don’t even realize that I just learned 10 new words,” she said, on getting lost in a thrilling story.

Coco has previously participated in the annual Read-A-Thon and had some words of wisdom for others in the community.

“Though a Read-A-Thon may sound as hard as a marathon, it is not. Both help your mind, your health, and your ability to move forward in life, she said, adding, “If you’re going to read books anyway, you might as well participate in the Read-A-Thon, and do it for a good cause.

The 2018 Gold Medal Readers Read-A-Thon is set for January 22nd through February 4th. Be sure to set your reading goal in advance and share your love of reading community-wide!

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Read-A-Thon Art Contest Winner 2018
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Read-A-Thon Art Contest Winner 2018

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