More than 400 entries poured into The Tablet’s newspaper offices competing for a winning spot in The Tablet’s annual Keep Christ in Christmas art contest. Students submitted colorful pieces of artwork from Catholic academies, high schools and churches from around the diocese.
For the first time since The Tablet joined with the Archbishop John Hughes Knights of Columbus Council No. 481 to create the Christmas art contest 12 years ago, one student will receive special recognition as an honoree for his artwork at the award ceremony: eighth-grader and special needs student Diego Tecpanecatl, a parishioner at St. Helen’s Church in Howard Beach.
“We started the event last year, on Sacred Heart’s 140th anniversary, to bring the school community and the parish together.”
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.
The Tablet, with the generous collaboration of the Archbishop John Hughes Knights of Columbus Council No. 481, invited youth from Brooklyn and Queens to participate in the annual “Christ Is Risen Easter Art Contest.”
Winning The Tablet’s annual Keep Christ in Christmas Art Contest takes craftsmanship, dedication, attention to detail and for the special theme this year, it will also mean reflecting on a specific passage in the Old Testament: Deuteronomy 10: 17-19.
For the 10th consecutive year, colorful expressions of faith were on display at The Tablet’s annual Keep Christ in Christmas Art Contest award ceremony Jan. 25. Out of the nearly 1,000 student-entries, only 11 winners were selected to celebrate their creative achievements at the Archbishop John Hughes Knights of Columbus Council, Dyker Heights.
The Keep Christ in Christmas Student Art Contest (Grades 1-12) Deadline is Dec. 15.
Check out the winning and honorable mention art work and photos from the ceremony, as well as information on the contest.
Members of The Tablet editorial staff along with an artists, an educator and a communications person from DeSales Media Group, Inc., the parent company of The Tablet, voted on the entries.