Easter Drawing Contest 2018 winners

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  • March 29, 2018

After winning in The Catholic Register’s Christmas drawing contest, Jasmeen Arcentales has scored a double victory by taking top honours in our Easter competition for children.

The 13-year-old Grade 7 student from Etobicoke, Ont., became a repeat winner after her dazzling  Resurrection image took first place in this year’s Grade 7-8 category.

“It feels great to win again,” she said. “I makes me feel confident.”

The judges were impressed with the intricacy of her portrait. They were also curious about her decision to depict Jesus and Mary without facial features.

“I wanted to put Him faceless because nobody really knows what Jesus looks like,” she said. “I was thinking, ‘How am I supposed to draw Jesus if I don’t know how He looks?’ So I put Him faceless with Mary.”

She used metallic paint to make Jesus “stand out.”

“I wanted Him to look like He’s just bigger than anything else and He’s kind of floating and Mary is just kneeling down,” she said.

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Arcentales’s entry, along with the winners in the two other categories, are displayed on these pages. They’re joined by several other entries from among some 200 submissions. 

In the Grade 1-3 category, the winner is Daiva Cels, an eight-year-old Grade 2 student from Edmonton, Alta. He impressed the judges with a serene image of Christ literally rising into a sunlit sky. 

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In the Grade 4-6 category, the winner is Marisa Augello, 10, a Grade 5 student from Kleinburg, Ont. She won over the judges with a joyful image of Jesus surrounded by the two Marys, an angel and two apostles.

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Each winner receives a $50 gift certificate for a day at the movies.

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

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