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Palmetto Luna announces winners for COLORES Children's Drawing Contest 2014

COLORES Children’s Drawing Contest 2013 received an amazing 387 entries from Latino Children from different cities across the state. For the 2014 contest, Palmetto Luna Arts teamed up with EdVenture Children's Museum and the SC Arts Commission. The chosen theme for this year was “ME” and the call for submissions encouraged children to use their imagination and artistic skills to create a self-portrait. Palmetto & Luna was excited to celebrate children’s unique personality through this year's contest and the call for submission included simple questions such as: Who are you? What is your favorite thing to do? Where is your favorite place to be? Who do you want to be in the future? How can you use art to show other people who you are? Whether you've imagined yourself as a superhero, had fun playing soccer with your friends, or curled up by yourself with a good book, we want you to show us who you are!

The response from Latino children was remarkable. “Once again, we feel humbled and inspired by the talent and participation of our Latino children” Said Ivan Segura, Executive Director of Palmetto Luna Arts “We challenged our kids to use their imagination to create a self-portrait. The response was an astonishing number of submissions where kids where showing us their dreams and aspirations: family, friends, favorite places, favorite food, superheroes, sports, books, etc., etc. Once again, it was truly an amazing experience to be part of this contest”

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. The contest offered prizes to the top three drawings in two categories: 8 years and younger, and 9-12 years. “As usual, the judging committee had a very hard time selecting the winners” Said Ivan Segura. “They based their selection in achievement of drawing technique and also the adherence to the contest’s theme” The contest had the support of Edventure Children’s Museum, the SC Arts Commission, the National Endowment for the Arts, and Verizon Wireless.

The winners of COLORES Children’s Drawing Contest 2013 are:

8 years and younger category:

First Place: ANGIE OROZCO

Second Place: DANTE EDWARDS

Third Place: BRISA LORA


9 to 12 years category:

First Place: GALILEA FRANCISCO

Second Place: LESLIE FRANCISCO

Third Place (Tie): DAVID SALMARAN CASTILLO

Third Place (Tie): STEPHINE CRUZ