The winning entry in The Catholic Register's 2011 Easter contest. The drawing was done by 12-year-old Agustin Andres Villegas from Toronto.

Easter in the eyes of children [slideshow]

  • April 21, 2011

The winner is... Twelve-year old Agustin Andres Villegas is undecided if he should be an artist or an archeologist when he grows up. Meantime, we sure do dig his drawing.

Villegas’ portrait of the Resurrection is the colourful image we selected to grace the cover of The Register’s 2011 Easter edition.

It was one of 370 entries submitted to the children’s Easter drawing contest conducted by The Register and Joseph’s Inspirational Inc.

“It took me two days or three and I worked day and night,” said Villegas, a Grade 6 student at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Elementary School in Toronto.

“I was searching the Internet (for ideas) and nothing came up. Then my grandma called me and sent me some photos and then I just started pasting parts of different pictures in my head and I drew it.”

Villegas’ drawing won top prize for children over 11 years old. Jomalaine Mae Cinense, 10, won in the 8-10 year-old category, while Jessica Andrade, 6, took top spot among the under-seven -year-olds.

Their drawings are featured below, along with a slideshow of some others that caught our eye. We hope to feature more of the competition entries on the site in the coming weeks.

The three winners each receive a $100 gift certificate from St. Joseph’s, which specializes in children’s books and educational resources.

Jim O’Leary
Publisher and Editor


Winning Entries

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Jessica Andrade, 6
5-7 age group
Jomalaine Mae Cinense, 10
8-10 age group
Agustin Andres Villegas, 12
11-14 age group
& overall winner

To view some more of the images featured in the Easter edition of The Catholic Register, press the play button, , in the centre of the slideshow below. Use the small icon, , in the bottom right corner of the player to view the images in full-screen mode.



"Hallelujah! He has risen!"


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