Thank you to all those who entered the 5th annual Easter Drawing Contest.

Creativity on display in 2016 Catholic Register art contest

  • March 27, 2016

Before she picked up her paint brush, Belové Da Silva turned to the Bible and was inspired to create what turned out to be a winning entry in The Catholic Register’s annual Easter drawing contest for elementary school children.

The Grade 7 student from Newmarket, Ont., drew a detailed portrait of the risen Christ outside the tomb and then enclosed her sketch in a frame based on a Scriptural passage from Luke.

“That’s where I got the inspiration for my drawing from,” she said. “I did that passage because it’s what the angel said to the three women who came to see Jesus in the tomb.”

Da Silva took top prize in the Grade 7-8 category. It goes with the prize she won in the same contest as a Grade 4 student three years ago. 

Da Silva’s winning entry, along with the winners in the  two other categories, are displayed on these pages. They’re joined by several other entries that caught our eye.  

In the Grade 1-3 category, the winner is Rachael Chan, a Grade 3 student from Markham, Ont. All the judges were impressed not only with the realistic quality of her  detailed drawing, but with how she depicted the resurrection story through the joyful eyes of Mary. 

In the Grade 4-6 category, the winner is Ava Chau, a Grade 6 student from Markham, Ont. She dazzled the judges with a colourful impressionistic rendering of the two Marys at the empty tomb, which is being lit up by a beam of light.

Each of the winners will receive a $50 gift certificate for a day at the movies.

To all who submitted a drawing, thank you and Happy Easter!

Jim O’Leary

Publisher and Editor

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