Easter Drawing Contest 2021 winners

  • April 1, 2021

Two of the most joyous occasions in the Catholic calendar are Christmas and Easter, and they are made ever more joyous seen through the eyes of young people.

That’s why it has become a tradition here at The Register to have drawing contests for elementary school students during those times of the year, when children can use their young imaginations to express the meaning of these special seasons. The results are sometimes surprising and always interesting.

This year’s Easter drawing contest was no different and as usual the judges had a tough time selecting winners in each of the three categories. After a year of COVID that hit schools as hard as any other sector, we expected there might be fewer entries, but that wasn’t the case, with close to 200 drawings, the vast majority entering through our website. Just a sampling of the children’s artistry is displayed on these pages.

Grade 7-8

Rhianna John’s drawing of Mary Magdalene seeing Jesus outside the tomb was the winner among Grade 7-8 entrants. For the 12-year-old student from Our Lady of Lourdes in Brampton, Ont., it is the second time she has earned top marks from our judges. She also won our Christmas drawing contest just a few months ago.

Rhianna John, Grade 7 (Winner)Rhianna John, Grade 7 (Winner)
Zoe Close, Grade 7Zoe Close, Grade 7
Dimiana Saeed, Grade 8Dimiana Saeed, Grade 8
Marissa Walter, Grade 8Marissa Walter, Grade 8
Alex Elias, Grade 7Alex Elias, Grade 7

Grade 1-3

In the Grade 1-3 category, the winner is seven-year-old Yohanan Laurie of Etobicoke, Ont., who depicted Christ leaving His tomb, arm outstretched in peace and welcome.

Yohanan Laurie, Grade 1 (Winner)Yohanan Laurie, Grade 1 (Winner)
Olivia McCarthy, Grade 3Olivia McCarthy, Grade 3
Isiah Carr, Grade 1Isiah Carr, Grade 1
Brielle Bouabre, Grade 2Brielle Bouabre, Grade 2
Louisa Marie Kremer, Grade 3Louisa Marie Kremer, Grade 3
Molly Armstrong, Grade 3Molly Armstrong, Grade 3

Grade 4-6

In the Grade 4-6 category, nine-year-old Vivian Guo of Nepean, Ont., earned praise for her colourful drawing of a smiling Jesus greeting the Easter morning.

Vivian Guo, Grade 4 (Winner)Vivian Guo, Grade 4 (Winner)
Holly Loiselle, Grade 5Holly Loiselle, Grade 5
Addison Lalonde, Grade 6Addison Lalonde, Grade 6
Cali Hannan, Grade 4Cali Hannan, Grade 4
Isabella Fraboni, Grade 6Isabella Fraboni, Grade 6
Daiva Cels, Grade 5Daiva Cels, Grade 5
Brie-Lyne Deguire, Grade 4Brie-Lyne Deguire, Grade 4

Each of the category winners will receive $75 in Amazon gift certificates.

Thank you and Happy Easter to all the participants.

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