On average, more than 500 pieces of colorful, sometimes glittery, intricate handmade artwork filters into the hands of the staff at the newspaper’s Windsor Terrace office. But for the first time in the contest’s history – it’s going digital.
The Tablet, in collaboration with the Archbishop John Hughes Council of the Knights of Columbus, invites youth to express their faith through art by participating in the 2020 DIGITAL Christmas art contest.
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.
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 2018 “Keep Christ in Christmas” Art Contest, the Tablet’s annual art collaboration with the Archbishop John Hughes Council of the Knights of Columbus.
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.