This past weekend, I got to judge the Citizens for Animal Protection "Art for Animals" Kids Pet Art Contest.
My fellow judges Nancy Hoffman, artist Kermit Eisenhut I had a tough job: trying to choose a winner from hundreds of entries from area students.
My little girl Winnie loves animals, so I took her along to see the art & to visit with the adoptable animals at CAP. (I'm still not sure how we got back home without adopting a kitten or guinea pig!)
The students were asked to create art that showed their love of pets, promoted animal wellness or encouraged pet adoption.
Here's the winners:
Best of Show, Grand Prize Winner
Nadin Othman, Mayde Creek High School
Elementary School (Top Row):
1st: Bradley Manwaring, Rylander Elementary
2nd: Cloe Gonzalez, Tom Wilson Elementary
3rd: Audrey Rovillain, River Oaks Elementary
Middle School (Middle Row):
1st: Brett Payne, Memorial MS
2nd: Chandler Gartner, Spring Branch MS
3rd: Carson Gentil, Memorial MS
High School (Bottom Row):
1st: Hayley Arnold, Seven Lakes HS
2nd: Alexis Hyde, Stratford HS
3rd: Ngan Cao, Mayde Creek HS
Top Row: Sebastian Iskander Bracho, Exley Elementary; Ember Thiele, Pine Shadows Elementary; Chloe Pounce, The Village School
Middle Row: Zoe Puno, Tom Wilson Elementary; Rebecca Fleemer, Memorial Middle School; Haven Denner, Mayde Creek High School
Bottom Row: Marbelli Gonzalez, Fielder Elementary; Jordan Heath, Frostwood Elementary; Tristan Gonzalez, Exley Elementary