The Winterfest Foundation Inspires 631 Budding Artists with Fantasy Boat Student Art Contest
February 8, 2019- Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, FL – The Winterfest Foundation recently hosted judging for the 2018-2019 Winterfest Fantasy Boat Student Art Contest.
This year, 631 students from 22 Broward County public, private, and charter schooled children used their imagination to create drawings depicting what type of boat they would like to see in the annual Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade. The artwork from students in 3rd, 4th and 5th grades will be displayed at the Museum of Discovery and Science followed by an awards reception on March 5, 2019. All participating students are invited to the reception where they will receive certificates, refreshments, see their artwork on display and enjoy the Museum exhibits.
Judges were representatives of the Winterfest Foundation, Museum of Discovery and Science and the event chair, Rosalie Wheatley.
“Being a judge for the Winterfest Student Art Contest was so much fun and it brought back fond memories of when I was a young art student participating in similar contests. It was great to see so many wonderful and creative submissions, especially from outside-the-box thinkers. We really have some talented kids in Broward County! The Museum of Discovery and Science is really looking forward to hosting the Awards Ceremony and Reception in March,” said Marcela Gurdián, Creative Director for Museum of Discovery and Science.
Twenty-three students will receive their artwork framed with a plaque noting their winning status. A copy of the framed artwork will also be given to their school. Cash prizes will be given to first, second and third place winners and their school will receive a stipend for the classroom.
Ms. Buttonow, a teacher at Mary Help of Christians Elementary will receive $150 for the largest number of student submissions (92 students).
FIRST PLACE: ARINA DENISENKO – McNab Elementary School
$750 to the school / $300 to the student
SECOND PLACE: ALIYAH PATERSON – Village Elementary School
$500 to the school / $200 to the student
THIRD PLACE: YIXUAN LIU – Embassy Creek Elementary School
$350 to the school / $100 to the student
OLIVIA BERNAL – Little Flower School
CLAIRE BOISVERT – Coral Cove Elementary School
SHANIQUE DENNIS – Village Elementary School
ADEN FENELUS – Stephen Foster Elementary School
SHAI-LI FISHMAN – Embassy Creek Elementary School
SARAH FLOWER – Floranada Elementary School
VIVIENNE HORVATH – Beachside Montessori Village School
SHARAI IRIGOYEN – North Andrews Gardens Elementary School of the Arts
SEBASTIAN KOIFMAN – Eagle Ridge Elementary School
SUNNY LEACH – McNab Elementary School
ELLA LI – Eagle Ridge Elementary School
ELLIOT LINDSTROM – Tropical Elementary School
SAMANTHA LUEBBERS – Mary Help of Christians Catholic School
RAISYA MOHD – Eagle Ridge Elementary School
SARA MORALES – Peters Elementary School
CEDRICK MURPHY – Village Elementary School
VALENTINA OSPINA – Tropical Elementary School
KARINA OTERO – Mary Help of Christians Catholic School
JULIET RADICH – Bethany Christian School
DELANEY WEEKS – Virginia Shuman Young Elementary School
For more information on the Winterfest Student Art Contest or other events, please contact the Winterfest office at 954-767-0686 or visit winterfestfoundation.org
About THE WINTERFEST FOUNDATION. Founded in 2017, The Winterfest Foundation (501C3) was created to support the South Florida community. The organization focus is education, arts and culture in public places, water safety and assisting other charitable sectors. The Winterfest Foundation does this by providing resources, communication and funds. The foundation encourages charitable organizations, schools and the community to use the opportunities given by the Foundation to
- Encourage parent and public involvement in the public schools of Broward County.
- Develop relationships between educators and the general public with united efforts
- Support art projects in schools and in Public Places the community
- Assist Broward County non-profit organizations with the ability to communicate their mission to a larger audience
- Support organizations in their development of water safety awareness
For more information on Winterfest, please contact the office at (954) 767-0686 or their website: www.winterfestfoundation.org
ABOUT THE MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY AND SCIENCE
The mission of the Museum of Discovery and Science is to provide experiential pathways to lifelong learning in science for children and adults through exhibits, programs and films. Founded in 1976 as The Discovery Center, the Museum provides enriching Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education to approximately 400,000 visitors annually. As a nonprofit organization, major operational support for the Museum is provided through generous funding by Leadership Guild members including: JM Family Enterprises, Inc., Jet Blue and Wells Fargo.
The Museum is open every day of the year including Thanksgiving and Christmas except for one day in the spring for our Annual Wine, Spirits and Culinary Celebration on March 15, 2019 and one day in the fall for our Annual Gala on October 26, 2019. The Museum is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Ticket prices are $17 for adults; $16 for seniors 65+; $14 for active/retired military personnel; $14 for children 2 to 12. Children under 2 are free. A 45-minute IMAX documentary or Hollywood movie can be added for a small up charge. The Museum of Discovery and Science is located downtown at 401 SW Second Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312. For more information about the Museum, call 954.467.MODS (6637) or visit our website at www.mods.org
Calling ALL Broward County Students in 3rd – 5th Grade!
We want your original 8.5” x 11” artwork for our Fantasy Boat Contest!
Submission Deadline: January 15, 2019
1st, 2nd and 3rd place winning students as well as respective classrooms will receive a stipend for art supplies.
All artwork will be on display at the Museum of Discovery & Science.
ALL PARTICIPANTS* receive a ticket to South Florida Fair, participation certificates, and an invitation to the Awards Ceremony and Reception at the Museum of Discovery & Science in Fort Lauderdale
Rules & Release Forms at
Contact: Winterfest, Inc.
*subject to date artwork is received —tickets subject to change
Please submit a list of the students that participated with your artwork.
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