Eight invites public to art exhibit at Bookmans Entertainment Exchange, honoring finalists in first-ever PBS Nerd t-shirt design contest – Aug. 3 at 12 p.m.

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During the exhibit and afterward until 11:59 p.m. on Sept. 15, fans can select their favorite design on Facebook by “liking” the corresponding image in the 2014 PBS Nerd art competition photo album on the Eight, Arizona PBS Facebook page. Each Facebook “like” counts as a vote. Eight will announce the winning design Sept. 22. Eight will present every registered participant in the fourth annual PBS Nerd Walk on Nov. 1 with a PBS Nerd t-shirt featuring the winning design.

“Bookmans Entertainment Exchange is excited to partner with Eight, Arizona PBS for another fabulous PBS Nerd Walk. We're looking forward to being a part of all aspects, from planning to the big day,” says Katy Spratt, Phoenix community relations manager for Bookmans Entertainment Exchange. “Building community is a goal of Bookmans and we're proud to be working together with PBS to do just that.”

Finalists are determined by a panel of judges representing Eight, Arizona PBS, Bookmans Entertainment Exchange and the national PBS office, from the pool of qualified entries submitted by July 15, 2014. Details on the art competition and the 2014 PBS Nerd Walk are available at azpbs.org/nerd.

Support for the Arizona PBS Nerd Walk provided by Bookmans Entertainment Exchange and WONKA® NERDS®.

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