Budding Wurtulla young artist wins Create a Book Cover competition
  • Wednesday 17 June 2015
Cr McKay with Flynn Taylor

Sixteen-year-old Flynn Taylor from Wurtulla has won Sunshine Coast Council's Create a Book Cover competition and will be rewarded with his artwork being featured on a bookmark for all the community to admire.

Community Programs Portfolio Jenny McKay said as part of the nation-wide Library and Information Week celebrations, Sunshine Coast Libraries held a range of activities incorporating the annual theme of “imagine”.

“One of those activities was the Create a Book Cover competition for which we received 23 entries using ‘imagine’,” Cr McKay said.

“I had the privilege of selecting the winner from four shortlisted entries. I am pleased to announce Flynn Taylor as the winner and was captivated by his creative drawing of a tree filled with a range of interesting items.

“Flynn’s entry will be proudly displayed on a bookmark for all the community to enjoy.”

Flynn said he was amazed he was selected as the winner out of all the entries received.

“The Create a Book Cover competition has given me an opportunity to do what I love doing – drawing,” Flynn said.

“Now others can enjoy my artwork when using the finalised bookmark.”

When asked what inspired his entry, Flynn said he has always loved drawing trees.

“I thought it would be interesting to see a tree filled with a range of items relating to the theme ‘imagine’,” Flynn said.

“I included drawings of a paint tray for those who dream of being an artist, a diary for reflecting one’s thoughts, a tie for visualising a career in marketing and a camera for sharing and treasuring memories.”

Flynn studies online at Unilearn which allows him to complete Year 11 and 12 subjects in one year. Flynn has enrolled in a course for a Certificate III of Applied Photography and aims to continue his studies with a Certificate IV and Diploma of Applied Photography.

In his spare time, Flynn is working on a game idea and is designing the concept and characters with the possibility of turning this into a book.