Friday, May 1, 2009

Some great news for "Catch the Wind"


Happy Friday every one! What a Friday it was. One of the great things as an illustrator of books that happens every now and then is the recognition of a book that one has worked on. In the recent past, the news has usually focused around a great project I was involved with titled "The Sick Bug". Today's email that I received though was focused on another fun book I illustrated titled Catch the Wind which was a project by Mortenson Companies on Wind energy. To my surprise, "Catch the Wind" has won not one award, but three! You can imagine how excited I was and couldn't hold in the news much longer. The good thing here is I won't have to take up three separate blog posts to announce them, just this one. But there is a definite congrats that goes out to all involved in the book and a toast to boot! So here are the recent awards for "Catch the Wind"

1. A silver medal in the MIPA awards

2. A Silver Nautilus Award

3. And a finalist for the Eric Hoffer Award

Thanks again to all of you who have helped support this great venture and hope that this is just the beginning of more news to come!

7 comments:

Christina E. Rodriguez said...

CONGRATULATIONS, Shawn! What a lineup of awards!

Nina Crittenden said...

Way to go, Shawn! Great work! The awards are well-deserved!

Shawn McCann said...

Thank you Christina and Nina! Your support and encouragement is always appreciated! Couldn't do it without great friends.

Janvangogh said...

This is great news, Shawn. No time to be sad. :-)

Sharon Wagner said...

That's fantastic Shawn. I bet more awards will be blowing your way!

Shawn McCann said...

Thanks Janet. Definitely not a sad time! Always an explosion of color!

Shawn McCann said...

Thank you Sharon. Let's hope that you are correct! Thanks for visiting.