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2005 Winners!


Tayllor-Hanson

Laren-Doyle

Chanda-Shaw

Luke-Reynolds

Alabama Public TV received hundreds of fantastic books for the Eleventh Annual Reading Rainbow Young Writers And Illustrators Competition! Now it’s time to announce the winners!

First Place winners in Alabama were Luke Reynolds of Albertville, Lauren Doyle of Bessemer, Chanda Shaw of Huntsville and Tayllor Hanson of Woodstock. They won $100 gift certificates to Books-A-Million, and they could win the national grand prize in June.

Second Place prizes were awarded to Dakota Caffee of West Blockton, Ariel Odom of Mobile, Michael Kathryn Cassity of Trinity and Jordan Sanders of Huntsville . They won $50 gift certificates to Books-A-Million.

Everyone who sent in a book received a "Certificate of Participation" from LeVar Burton for all their hard work. Congratulations to all the winners, and to everybody who sent in their books. You did great!

The First Place winners' books have now progressed to the national level Reading Rainbow judging which will be done in June. National prizes include computers and Reading Rainbow book and DVD libraries for kids and their schools.

Reading Rainbow is the most-used television program in American schools. Winner of several Emmy Awards for Best Children's Television Program and Best Actor in a Children's Television program, Reading Rainbow airs every weekday at 12:00 noon on Alabama Public Television.

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