Over the last week Elmer has gathered more recognition, the first as a finalist for the Bédélys World category of the 13th Annual Prix Bédélys, held at the la Grande Bibliothèque (475 boul. De Maisonneuve Est) in Montreal, Canada on April 4, 2012.
On April 3, Elmer received the Prix Bulles de Cristal 2012, in the 15-18 age category at the Hotel de Massa at the Société des Gens de Lettres in Paris. The award, established by the bookstore The Blue Angel in Périgny (Loir et Cher), is in its first edition. It was attended by 121 colleges, students, libraries in France and abroad.