Children’s contest proclaims Easter joy

By 
  • April 19, 2014

One of the blessings of Easter we enjoy at The Catholic Register is reviewing the sketches and paintings from elementary school children who enter our annual Easter drawing contest.

This year was no exception as we received submissions by the dozens from children from Grades 1 to 8. The only downside is that selecting a winner from among a mountain of artwork is no easy task.

But after deliberation the judges identified three winners and selected several runners-up, whose colour art we are proud to showcase on these two pages.

The top entry in each of three categories will receive a $50 day at the movies courtesy of The Register.

In the Grades 1-3 category, Ellen Jaworski of Toronto took first place. The eight-year old Grade 2 student impressed the judges with a drawing of a joyful, loving Jesus rising on the first Easter morning.

In the Grades 4-6 category, the winner is Kandace Pedrara of North York, Ont. A 10-year-old fifth-grader, she captured a peaceful, smiling Jesus rising from the tomb to appear before the two Marys in a way that beautifully depicts Easter happiness.

In the Grades 7-8 category, top prize goes to Grade 7 student Justina Celesta Hogan. She won over the judges with a dramatic rendering of the Resurrection that was notable for its creative use of colour and attention to detail.

To all who participated, thank you. And to the winners, congratulations.

Jim O’Leary
Publisher and Editor

Comments (0)

There are no comments posted here yet

Leave your comments

  1. Posting comment as a guest. Sign up or login to your account.
Attachments (0 / 3)
Share Your Location

Support The Catholic Register

Unlike many other news websites, The Catholic Register has never charged readers for access to the news and information on our site. We want to keep our award-winning journalism as widely available as possible. But we need your help.

For more than 125 years, The Register has been a trusted source of faith based journalism. By making even a small donation you help ensure our future as an important voice in the Catholic Church. If you support the mission of Catholic journalism, please donate today. Thank you.