Edgar Snyder & Associates 2017 "My Holiday Wish" Contest Winners

Congrats to our winners

The Votes Are In – Here Are the 2017 Coloring Contest Winners

First, we would like to extend our sincerest thanks to all of the schools, teachers, and students who participated in our 14th annual "My Holiday Wish" Coloring Contest. You didn't make it easy for our panel of judges to select just four winners from the hundreds of submissions we received.

It was great to see how many amazing artists we have here in Pennsylvania, and how many teachers took the time to help their students enter.

Here are the 2017 "My Holiday Wish" Coloring Contest winners.

Congrats to our winners

Grand Prize Winner
Marshall Eckenrode, age 9
Cambria Heights Elementary School
Carrolltown, PA

Marshall was selected as our grand prize winner by a panel of local judges. His holiday wish, "that everyone gets what they need. Food, water, an education, peace, and love," will be featured on the front of our firm's holiday card. He also won a $250 VISA gift card and a $1,000 donation to Cambria Heights Elementary School in the Cambria Heights School District on his behalf.

Congrats to our winners

Runner-Up
Allison Baker, age 11
State Street Elementary School
Baden, PA

Allison's artwork and wish—that everyone in the world would get along—was chosen as a runner-up in this year's contest and will be featured on the back of our firm's holiday card. In addition, she won a $100 VISA gift card and a $1,000 donation to State Street Elementary School.

Congrats to our winners

Runner-Up
Jamie Ziegler, age 10
Sunnyside Elementary School
Pittsburgh, PA

Jamie's holiday wish for more kindness won her a runner-up spot in our "My Holiday Wish" coloring contest. As a runner-up, Jamie’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 Sunnyside Elementary School on her behalf.

Congrats to our winners

Runner-Up
Jack Manon, age 5
Joe Walker Elementary School
Washington, PA

Jack was named runner-up for his simple wish: That everyone is kind. Jack’s artwork will be showcased on the back of our holiday card. He also received a $100 VISA gift card and we made a $1,000 donation to Joe Walker Elementary School on his behalf.

Thank You to Our Judges

Competition was fierce this year, and the winning artwork was selected by an independent panel of judges, who took into consideration the creativity of the design, the quality of the artwork, and the message portrayed in the drawing, among other factors. Our judges had a tough job, and we'd like to say thank you for their time and consideration. This year's panel included:

Hana Haatainen-Caye – Writer of the Green Grandma blog and children's author

Christine Yockel – KidsVoice, and organization that aadvocates for children in thechild-welfare system.

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 again to our winners. We wish you a safe and happy holiday season.