Easter Drawing Contest 2020 winners

  • April 10, 2020

In times like these, few things can lift a person’s spirits like the unvarnished cheerfulness and optimism of children.

When we launched our children’s Easter drawing contest several years ago, the intent was to encourage parents and teachers to remind children in a commercialized world about the true meaning of Easter. And then to have children express that true meaning through their art.

This year, however, the children’s drawings, several of which are printed on these pages, serve to remind adults of the joy and hope given to us by Jesus on that first Easter morning.

With schools and churches closed, and families staying isolated in homes, we received fewer entries than normal. But the quality of the art has seldom been higher.

Grade 7-8

That quality is evident in the entry by Sienna Pereira of Oakville, Ont., the winner in the Grade 7-8 category. Her depiction of a risen Jesus in a stained-glass motif impressed the judges for its creativity and use of colour.

Sienna Pereira, Grade 7 (Winner)Sienna Pereira, Grade 7 (Winner)
Yena Lee, Grade 7Yena Lee, Grade 7
Logan Pighin, Grade 7Logan Pighin, Grade 7
Saruja Selvarajah, Grade 8Saruja Selvarajah, Grade 8
Dimiana Saeed, Grade 7Dimiana Saeed, Grade 7

Grade 1-3

In the Grade 1-3 category, the winner is Chiara Valenti of Richmond Hill, Ont., a Grade 3 student who is homeschooled through Mother of Divine Grace Distance Learning School. The young artist impressed the judges with a drawing of the risen Lord being bathed in light as He emerged on that first Easter morning.

Chiara Valenti, Grade 3 (Winner)Chiara Valenti, Grade 3 (Winner)
Nathan Pereira, Grade 3Nathan Pereira, Grade 3
Charlotte Chummar, Grade 3Charlotte Chummar, Grade 3
Emma DiTaranto, Grade 1Emma DiTaranto, Grade 1
Malina Santoro, Grade 1Malina Santoro, Grade 1
Gianna Valenti, Grade 1Gianna Valenti, Grade 1

Grade 4-6

In the Grade 4-6 category, the winner is Abby Bertola, 12, a Grade 6 student from Father Serra Catholic School in Etobicoke, Ont. She won over the judges with her creative depiction of Jesus exiting the tomb.

Abby Bertola, Grade 6 (Winner)Abby Bertola, Grade 6 (Winner)
Marcus Erico Edisane, Grade 4Marcus Erico Edisane, Grade 4
Gabriel Reis, Grade 4Gabriel Reis, Grade 4
Leonel Samunawu, Grade 5Leonel Samunawu, Grade 5
Isabelle Marie, Grade 4Isabelle Marie, Grade 4
Eva Pighin, Grade 4Eva Pighin, Grade 4
Jasper Iverson,  Grade 5Jasper Iverson, Grade 5

Each of the three winners receives a $75 gift certificate for a day at the movies.

Thank you and Happy Easter to all the participants.

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