TAP Proudly Presents
The 2010 Art Contest Winners!

Congratulations to all of our winners!

First and Second Grade Winners:

First Place : Prize $150 Savings Bond

Arya Sasne, Maurice Hawk Elementary School, Princeton Junction, New Jersey

Second Place : Prize $100 Savings Bond

Grace Zhou, P.S. 26 Rufus King School, Flushing, New York

Honorable Mention

Jojo Dai, P.S. 221Q North Hills School, Flushing, New York

Jubilee Fazio, Julian Charter School (homeschooled), San Diego, California

Ussama Hassan, Naubuc Elementary School, Glastonbury, Connecticut

Vennela Sri Kantamaneni, Morse Elementary School, Troy, Michigan

Anthony Orlando, Roosevelt Public School, Roosevelt, New Jersey

Albert Yu, P.S. 152Q Gwendoline N. Alleyne School, Woodside, New York

Third and Fourth Grade Winners:

First Place : Prize $150 Savings Bond

Arianna Comes, O'Roarke Elementary School, Las Vegas, Nevada

Second Place : Prize $100 Savings Bond

Zac Tomlinson, home schooled, Siler City, North Carolina

Honorable Mention

Vivian Liu, P.S. 32 State Street School, Flushing, New York

Piere Yu, P.S. 152Q Gwendoline N. Alleyne School, Woodside, New York

Brenda Zhong, Northside Elementary School, East Williston, New York

The Art Contest

This contest was open to all students in elementary grades one through four, including students from private and public schools as well as home-schooled students.

Theme: Cooperation

Students learn and internalize stereotypes at a very young age; as a teacher, counselor, or parent you can help open minds and hearts. Please use the following theme, "Cooperation" to foster creativity and empathy. We look forward to seeing how your students and children visualize this timely, relevant theme.

As our world becomes smaller and we meet people from all different kinds of cultures, it is very important to learn to understand and appreciate each other. If we can learn to work together rather than fight or distrust each other, our world could become a better place to live. One way to learn about someone is to play with him or her. What kinds of games do you play? What games do you like or dislike? Some games and toys promote fighting and fierce competition, but others promote cooperation and working together. What kind of games or toys do you feel promote friendship, mutual understanding and playing together? Create a picture of how you play together.

When creating your work of art think about these questions:

  • How many people can play at the same time?
  • Can boys and girls both play?
  • What equipment do you need?
  • Do you play this indoors or outdoors?
  • Do you think you could play this with people who speak a different language? How about people who have different abilities?

The subject of the artwork entry is to be the student's personal expression of "Cooperation" and may be in either descriptive or abstract form. Artwork will be judged on originality of design, clarity of theme message, and artistic merit

Participation: Entrants will be divided into two groups by grade:

  • Group A—1st and 2nd grades, as of September 1, 2010
  • Group B—3rd and 4th grades, as of September 1, 2010

Entry Requirements:

  • Only one piece per student.
  • Entry may be a painting, drawing, collage, or other 2-dimensional work only.
  • Only digital files will be accepted; photos or scanned images of artwork must be submitted in jpeg format (high resolution). Files may be emailed or sent on CD. We will not accept hard copies of artwork.

TAP reserves the right to copy and modify any entry for reproduction. Entries will not be returned and will become the property of TAP.