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Palmetto Luna announces winners for COLORES Children's Drawing Contest 2012

COLORES was organized by Palmetto & Luna, a non-profit organization with the mission to foster an understanding of the Hispanic culture by promoting artistic creation and generating spaces of cultural expression for the community in the state. COLORES Children’s Drawing Contest 2012 received an amazing 345 entries from Latino Children from 31 different cities across the state. SC Latino children under 12 years old were invited to submit a drawing, sketch or painting which depicted their favorite fantastical creature. The contest offered prizes to the top three drawings in two categories: 8 years and younger, and 9-12 years.


The winners of COLORES Children’s Drawing Contest 2012 are:

8 years and younger category:

First Place: Daniela Villalobos Dominguez, 8 years, AC Moore Elementary School, Columbia SC.

Second Place: Jose Flores Calderon, 7 years, AC Moore Elementary School, Columbia SC.

Third Place (tie): Leticia Perez Gonzalez, 8 Years, Brooklyn Springs Elementary, Lancaster SC.

Third Place (tie): Susana Regazzo, 7 Years, Arden Elementary School, Columbia SC

9 to 12 years category:

First Place: Abby Campuzano, 11 years, Campobello Gramling School, Campobello, SC.

Second Place: Natalia Garza-Puntos, 11 years, Maryville Elementary School, Georgetown SC

Third Place: Dulce Paredes, 9 years, Campobello Gramling School, Campobello, SC

"Once again, we are very, very grateful for all the support received from the community and from teachers all across the state. It is quite an accomplishment to have this high number of participants, 345 submissions!, for a contest that was organized with minimal funding -but a lot of dedication and energy" said Ivan Segura, Executive Director of Palmetto Luna "This year we are not only posting the winners on our website but a big selection of drawings. We want everyone to experience the talent and creativity of our Hispanic children. The submissions were always creative and we are very proud to have such a talented and participative community"

Colores Contest was organized by Palmetto Luna in collaboration with LEER Family outreach, and it had the support of Verizon Wireless and the South Carolina Arts Commission which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

8 years and younger category

 

First Place

Daniela Villalobos Dominguez, 8 years, AC Moore Elementary School, Columbia SC.

Second Place

Jose Flores Calderon, 7 years, AC Moore Elementary School, Columbia SC.

Third Place (tie)

Leticia Perez Gonzalez, 8 Years, Brooklyn Springs Elementary, Lancaster SC

Third Place (tie)

Susana Regazzo, 7 Years, Arden Elementary School, Columbia SC

 

9 to 12 years Category

 

First Place

Abby Campuzano, 11 years, Campobello Gramling School, Campobello, SC

Second Place

Natalia Garza-Puntos, 11 years, Maryville Elementary School, Georgetown SC

Third Place

Dulce Paredes, 9 years, Campobello Gramling School, Campobello, SC