Art Contests

2018 Keep Christ in Christmas Art Contest Winners

More than 500 entries from more than 20 Catholic academies, high schools and churches in the Brooklyn diocese submitted artwork showcasing how students keep Christ in Christmas. Above, the winners from first grade through high school with Father Guy Sbordone, pastor of St. Frances Cabrini, Bath Beach, left, stands next to Agostino Iallonardo, center, Grand Knight of the Archbishop John Hughes Council No.481, Dyker Heights, Tablet’s Editor Emeritus Ed Wilkinson emceed the event and Youth Editor Melissa Enaje, right. (Photos: Jorge Dominguez)

 

For weeks leading into Christmas, more than 500 entries poured into the Tablet Newspaper offices filled with colorful pieces of artwork created by students from Catholic academies, high schools and churches from around the diocese. Once again, handcrafted as labors of love, the young artists’ work showcased how they keep Christ in the Christmas season.

While it was the 11th consecutive year the Tablet collaborated with the Archbishop John Hughes Knights of Columbus Council No. 481, it was also the second year that the contest required the students to dive into Scripture for inspiration and meditate upon Deuteronomy 10: 17-19.

“For the Lord, your God, is the God of gods, the Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who has no favorite, accepts no bribes, who executes justice for the orphan and the widow, and loves the resident alien, giving them food and clothing. So you too should love the resident alien, for that is what you were in the land of Egypt.”

Out of the 500 plus entires, only 12 winners were selected to celebrate their artistic achievements at the Archbishop John Hughes Knights of Columbus Council center in Dyker Heights, Jan 16.

Parents, family members and faculty from more than 20 Catholic academies, high schools and churches in the Brooklyn diocese witnessed a celebration that included the winners being interviewed by NET-TV and The Tablet.

Congratulations to all the participants, honorable mentions and winners!

First Grade
Martyna Modzelewski
St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy, Greenpoint

Honorable Mentions:
Olivia Arrindell, Mary Queen of Heaven Catholic Academy
1st Grade Class from Holy Angels Catholic Academy

Second Grade
Nicholas Sinatra
Our Lady of Grace Catholic Academy, Gravesend


Honorable Mention:
Jet Martinez, St. Adalbert Catholic Academy

Third Grade
Sofia Smollar
St. Bernadette Catholic Academy, Dyker Heights

Honorable Mentions:
Ms. Nicotra Class, Holy Trinity Catholic Academy

 

Fourth Grade
Nadia Gnatek
St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy, Greenpoint

Honorable Mention:
Martina Giselle Marchiano, Visitation Academy

 

Fifth Grade tie
Morgan Brooke Gonzalez 

and Gabriella Diaz
Holy Angels Catholic Academy, Bay Ridge

Honorable Mention: 
Maria Medina Gonzalez, Holy Angels Catholic Academy


Sixth Grade
David Metreveli
St. Peter Catholic Academy, Bensonhurst and Bath Beach

Seventh Grade
Leslie Ortiz
St. Sebastian Catholic Academy, Woodside
Honorable Mention:
Bridget Jiang, St. Mel’s Catholic Academy

Eighth Grade
Sophia Imbriale
Holy Angels Catholic Academy, Bay Ridge

 

High School Winners

 

High School Third Place

Brianna Downey
St. Agnes Academic High School, College Point

 

High School Second Place

Tyanne George
Bishop Kearney High School, Bensonhurst

First Place
Valentina Garcia
Bishop Kearney High School, Bensonhurst

 

Honorable Mention:

Amanda Busanet
Msgr. McClancy H.S., East Elmhurst

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