TAP Proudly Presents
The 2011 Art Contest Winners!

Congratulations to all of our winners!

First and Second Grade Winners:

First Place : Prize $150

Pramuditha Madigapola, Andasol Elementary School, Northridge, California

Second Place : Prize $100

Olivia Aselton, Naubuc Elementary School, Glastonbury, Connecticut

Honorable Mention

Gisel Astiasaran, Naubuc Elementary School, Glastonbury, Connecticut

Third and Fourth Grade Winners:

First Place : Prize $150

Arya Sasne, Maurice Hawk Elementary School, West Windsor, New Jersey

Second Place : Prize $100

John O'Barr, Odenville Intermediate School, Odenville, Alabama

Honorable Mention

Mariaelis Vazquez, Brunswick Acres Elementary School, Kendall Park, New Jersey. Watch the video about friendship made by Mariaelis and her classmates.

The Art Contest

This contest was open to all students in elementary grades one through four, including students from private and public schools as well as home-schooled students.

Theme: Sharing Cultures

Have you ever eaten food from another country? Have you ever celebrated a holiday that's different from the holidays in your family? Our lives are enriched by contact with other people and cultures.

In a drawing or painting, depict two or more people sharing their customs, rituals or traditions from their different cultures. For example, it could be a traditional meal/food, clothing, a dance, a holiday, a game, a ceremony, etc.

The subject of the artwork entry is to be the student's personal expression of "Sharing Cultures" and may be in either descriptive or abstract form. Artwork will be judged on originality of design, clarity of theme message, and artistic merit.

Participation: Entrants will be divided into two groups by grade:

  • Group A—1st and 2nd grades, as of September 1, 2011
  • Group B—3rd and 4th grades, as of September 1, 2011

Prizes: There will be two prizes in each group:

  • First place: $150 U.S. Savings Bond
  • Second place: $100 U.S. Savings Bond
  • (Comparable prizes will be awarded if the winners reside outside of the United States)

Entry Requirements:

  • Only one piece per student.
  • Entry may be a painting, drawing, collage, or other 2-dimensional work only.
  • Only digital files will be accepted; photos or scanned images of artwork must be submitted in jpeg format (high resolution). Files may be emailed or sent on CD. We will not accept hard copies of artwork.

TAP reserves the right to copy and modify any entry for reproduction. Entries will become the property of TAP.