Comic contest aimed at furthering literacy in youth

For youth who love drawing comics, the Sylvan Lake Municipal Library is hosting a comic strip contest.

For youth who love drawing comics, the Sylvan Lake Municipal Library is hosting a comic strip contest.

The contest has been well received by the community said the Library’s programmer Corrie Brown.

She said she has see children approaching the comic strip contest promotional material stands with interest.

“It’s a way to promote literacy and we’re always promoting literacy,” Brown said.

Even though the story is told through pictures with little attention given to words – the expressions, scenery and artistry still provide a complete story said Brown.

“It teachers you how to plan a story because it’s very similar to writing a story,” she said. “You have the beginning the middle and the end, characters, a plot and it just combines writing with art.”

For the youth who want to enter their comic drawings they can pick up an entry form from the library or download it off the website at http://www.prl.ab.ca/comic_contest.

Youth ages 10 to 18 can enter as many comics as they desire until Sept. 25, with those drawings needing to be appropriate for community viewing.

reporter@sylvanlakenews.com