Pittsburgh, PA, November 29, 2012 – When asked what his holiday wish was this season, Clarion-Limestone Elementary School student Bryson Huwar, age 8, said he wanted "to help all kids be happy."
Bryson has been selected as a winner of the 9th Annual Edgar Snyder & Associates "My Holiday Wish" Coloring Contest. As a winner of the contest, his holiday artwork appears on the law firm's holiday card. In addition, he was awarded a $100 gift card.
"It is a little boy giving another little boy a gift for Christmas," said Bryson, describing his winning submission. To the right of the figures, a table full of gifts is displayed with a sign announcing "toy sale." Bryson's wish is articulated in colorful block letters above the illustration, reading, "my holiday wish is to help all kids to be happy."
On November 1st, a panel of judges from across western Pennsylvania selected the winning artists. Judges included: Ashley Andrykovitch of the Carnegie Museum of Art; Tamara Pavlock of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh; and Myrna Rosen of CMU and the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts; as well as Kristi Schaefer and Scott Wallace, both of swz design.
The law firm received more than 700 entries to the contest this year.
"The students showed talent and creativity, but what is most impressive is that these young artists have such mature and unselfish holiday wishes," said Attorney Edgar Snyder, who has helped children seriously injured in accidents for the past 40 years. "You'd expect requests for game consoles, toys and puppies, yet we received wishes like peace, hope, food, and happiness."
In addition to Bryson, four other students were recognized for their holiday submissions. Réka Götz, 9, of Marshall Elementary School in Wexford was the Grand Prize Winner. Edgar Snyder & Associates donated $1,000 to her school and awarded her with a $250 gift card. The three other runners-up were Maggie Knisely, 10, of Claysburg-Kimmel Elementary School in Claysburg; Emma Kraus, 10, of Paynter Elementary in Baldwin-Whitehall; and Carter Mates, 6, of Rumbaugh Elementary School in Mt. Pleasant. Each runner-up received a $100 gift card and their artwork appears on the Edgar Snyder & Associates holiday greeting card.
To view all of the students' winning artwork, visit www.edgarsnyder.com/coloringcontest or www.facebook.com/EdgarSnyderAssociates. Edgar Snyder & Associates is a law firm representing injury victims and people with disabilities, with offices in Altoona, Ebensburg, Erie, Johnstown, and Pittsburgh.