Thank you to everyone who participated in our 12th annual "My Holiday Wish" Coloring Contest. We had over 600 entries, so it wasn't easy for our judges to make their final selections. It was wonderful to see how many talented artists we have in our region and how many teachers took the time to help their students enter.
Without further ado, here are the 2015 "My Holiday Wish" Coloring Contest winners.
Grand Prize Winner
Lily Cosme, age 9
Butler Catholic School
Lily was selected as our grand prize winner by a panel of local judges and will have her artwork featured on the front of our firm's holiday card. She also won a $250 VISA gift card and a $1,000 donation to Butler Catholic School on her behalf.
Kayte Beinhaur, age 10
As a runner up, Kayte's creative holiday creation will be featured on the back of our holiday card. She also received a $100 gift card and a $1,000 donation to Clarion-Limestone Elementary on her behalf.
Abygail Farmer, age 5
Mary Queen of Apostles
New Kensington, PA
Abygail's wish for "unicorns for everyone" will also be featured on the back of our firm's card. In addition, she won a $100 VISA gift card and a $1,000 donation to Mary Queen of Apostles.
Victoria Sydeski, age 10
Hillcrest Intermediate School
North Huntingdon, PA
As a runner up, Victoria's artwork will appear on the back of our holiday card. She also received a $100 VISA gift card and we made a $1,000 donation to Hillcrest Intermediate School on her behalf.
It's difficult to select just four winners from hundreds of wonderful submissions. Our judges had a difficult job, and we'd like to say thank you for their insight and thoughtful consideration. This year's panel included:
Hana Haatainen-Caye – writer of the Green Grandma blog and children's author
Ing Kalchthaler – Youth Services Coordinator at Shaler North Hills Library
Melissa Reese – Materials and Museum Educator at Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Myrna Rosen – Adjunct professor in Carnegie Mellon's School of Design, internationally-recognized Calligraphy Artist, and grandmother of five
Thank you to everyone who participated in our contest and congratulations to our winners. We wish you a happy and healthy holiday season.