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Kansans Can Win Books in Photo Contest

August 22, 2019

Kansans taking pictures of themselves can take part in a photo contest during Kansas Literacy Week, September 1-7.

“Everyone can participate — families, libraries, daycares, public, private, home schools,” said Tasia Markowitz,Assistant Director of the Kansas Masonic Literacy Center, the organization behind the contest. “We thought what better way to see what literacy looks like than to ask people to take photos of themselves engaged in literacy. Then we’ll draw names and each winner will get $100 of books that they can choose from. It’s not limited to families, schools, and libraries. Businesses, after school programs, and senior centers are welcome, too!” 

The contest will take place Tuesday, September 3 through Friday, September 6. People wanting to participate are to take pictures portraying the theme of each day:

  • Tuesday, Sept. 3 - Book Buddy Day - Read with a buddy.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 4 - Read My Shirt Day - Wear a shirt with words or pictures.
  • Thursday, Sept. 5 - Cozy Up with a Good Book - Wear pajamas and read a favorite book. 
  • Friday, Sept. 6 - Fun in the Sun - Grab your shades, beach blankets, chairs and umbrellas and head outside to read under the sun. 

“People can take their photo and post it to us through Facebook to enter the contest,” Markowitz said. Photos posted need to tag @KMLCESU within Facebook to be submitted into the contest. “On Friday, September 6, we’ll choose at random a winner from each day and contact them through social media. The winners and KMLC will communicate which books the winner would like to receive and we will get the books to them.”

As this is a photo contest, Markowitz said it was important for people to note that the photos entered may be subject to use for further promotion of KMLC and organizations should follow the organization’s photo permission policies.

Kansas Literacy Week is sponsored by the Kansas Masonic Literacy Center which is housed in The Teachers College at Emporia State University. KMLC can be contacted through



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