Your photos of kids in dress-ups from Book Week 2019 | Winners announced

WINNERS ANNOUNCED

THE winners of the Book Week dress-up competition sponsored by Transdev have been announced.

Well done to Jack Clift in year two at Sheldon College.

Jack has won a $50 book shop gift voucher and Sheldon College will get a $200 voucher to extend their library collection.

Transdev head of business operations Tony Ralph said it was almost impossible to choose a winner as the standard was so incredible.

As a result, Transdev has recognised three runners-up, who will each receive a $25 voucher.

- Casey Mackay from BayView State School

- Isla Penny from St Mary MacKillop Birkdale

- Yasmin Baki from Coolnwynpin State School

EARLIER

STUDENTS across the Redlands have dressed up for Book Week, sharing their ideas and creativity with the Redland City Bulletin.

In a competition sponsored by Transdev, the state government public transport operator, the winner of the best Book Week costume will get a $50 book shop gift voucher.

Their school will get a $200 voucher to extend library collections.

This year the Children's Book Council Book Week theme was "Reading is my Secret Power".

Transdev head of business operations Tony Ralph said inspiration for the competition came via feedback from bus drivers who last year reported how much fun it was to see the creative costumes worn by school students on their buses.

Transdev Queensland operates public transport on behalf of Translink and the government. It provides bus services to about 2.6 million people - including a lot of kids - each year in the Redlands and Brisbane.

"We believe that reading does indeed give children power, to change the world with knowledge and imagination and it can also make trips on the bus even more enjoyable," Mr Ralph said.

"We want to support this in our community."