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Edgar Snyder & Associates 2018 "My Holiday Wish" Contest Winners

Congrats to our winners

The Votes Are In – Here Are the 2018 Coloring Contest Winners

Thank you to all of the schools, teachers, parents, and students who participated in our 15th annual "My Holiday Wish" Coloring Contest. It was extremely difficult to narrow it down to four winners. Our staff and judges were all impressed with everyone's talent and creativity.

Here are the 2018 "My Holiday Wish" Coloring Contest winners.

Sophia Tracy

Grand Prize Winner
Sophia Tracy, age 9
South Fayette Intermediate School
McDonald, PA

Sophia was selected as our grand prize winner by a panel of local judges. Her holiday wish, "that everyone feels the Holiday magic," will be featured on the front of our firm's holiday card. She also won a $250 VISA gift card and a $2,500 donation to South Fayette Intermediate School on her behalf.

Jade Baldwin

Runner-Up
Jade Baldwin, age 7
Cairnbrook Elementary School
Cairnbrook, PA

Jade's wish—to make people happy—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 $2,500 donation to Cairnbrook Elementary School.

Montgomerie Brown

Runner-Up
Montgomerie Brown, age 5
Edgewood Primary
Pittsburgh, PA

Montgomerie's wish was "Cotton Candy for Everybody!" She was selected as a runner-up, with her artwork appearing on the back of our firm's card. She also received a $100 VISA gift card and we made a $2,500 donation to Edgewood Primary on her behalf.

Antara Misra

Runner-Up
Antara Misra, age 9
Marshall Elementary School
Wexford, PA

Antara was named runner-up for her wish: "Education for All." Antara's artwork will be showcased on the back of our holiday card. She also received a $100 VISA gift card and we made a $2,500 donation to Marshall Elementary on her behalf.

Thank You to Our Judges

This was an extremely competitive year with so many amazing entries. An independent panel of judges took into consideration the creativity of the design, the quality of the artwork, and the message portrayed in the drawing, among other factors. They had a tough job, and we'd like to say thank you for their time and consideration. This year's panel included:

Ruth Bedeian – Retired art teacher

Garth Graeper – KidsVoice, an organization that advocates for children in the child-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.