Christmas Drawing Contest 2019 winners

  • December 18, 2019

When The Catholic Register launched its annual children’s Christmas contest in 2011 there was some concern about receiving enough entries to make it a real competition. Nine contests and thousands of entries later, it’s obvious those worries were unfounded.

We not only receive hundreds of entries each December, but we’ve been spoiled by the quality of the artwork. 

That was the case once again this year, as judges had a difficult time narrowing down the entries in each of the three age categories to select the individual winners.

Grade 7-8

In the Grade 7-8 category, top prize goes to Ashley Bock, a 13-year-old Grade 8 student at St. Leo Catholic School in Toronto.

Her intricate artwork is like something found in a stained-glass window. The judges admired her attention to detail and use of colour, and recognized the many hours of hard work so clearly required to create such an exquisite depiction of the first Christmas morning.

Ashley Bock, Grade 8 (Winner)Ashley Bock, Grade 8 (Winner)
Mackenzie Cabral, Grade 8Mackenzie Cabral, Grade 8
Reah M. Osborne Sobers, Grade 7Reah M. Osborne Sobers, Grade 7
Elijah Acob, Grade 8Elijah Acob, Grade 8
Chloe Balan, Grade 7Chloe Balan, Grade 7
Leah Coakley, Grade 7Leah Coakley, Grade 7

Grade 1-3

The winner in the Grade 1-3 category is Jaeden Jeevathas of St. Richard Catholic School in Scarborough, Ont.

The seven-year-old Grade 2 student won over the judges with the overall joyfulness evident throughout a drawing in which even the animals seem delighted.

Jaeden Jeevathas, Grade 2Jaeden Jeevathas, Grade 2
Bella Vitorino, Grade 2Bella Vitorino, Grade 2
Mariam Karabulut Viera, Grade 7Mariam Karabulut Viera, Grade 7
Ari Nicole Salmon, Grade 3Ari Nicole Salmon, Grade 3
Anthony Fabbro, Grade 1Anthony Fabbro, Grade 1
Nathan Pereira, Grade 3Nathan Pereira, Grade 3

Grade 4-6

In the Grade 4-6 category, the winner is Rhianne Alcaraz, a Grade 4 student at St. Robert Catholic School in Toronto. 

The nine-year-old skilfully captured the serenity and happiness of Joseph and Mary after the birth of the baby Jesus. 

Rhianne Alcaraz, Grade 4 (Winner)Rhianne Alcaraz, Grade 4 (Winner)
Alice Gomes Viana, Grade 6Alice Gomes Viana, Grade 6
Nicole Militar, Grade 6Nicole Militar, Grade 6
Camila L. Canales Bonilla, Grade 6Camila L. Canales Bonilla, Grade 6
Aesha Hamak, Grade 6Aesha Hamak, Grade 6
Matthew Luca Lamanna, Grade 5Matthew Luca Lamanna, Grade 5

Each of the winners receives a $75-day at the movies.

Thank you and Merry Christmas to all the participants.

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