Student Art Contest

This annual art contest is open to ALL Broward County Students in 3rd – 5th Grade from the public, private and homeschooled children. The 2019-2020 art submission will be on display at the Museum of Discovery and Science from February 27-March 2, 2020.

the main underwriter for this event

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(954) 767-0686

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The Winterfest Foundation Inspires Creativity In Local Students! 

774 Budding Artists Enter 2020 Winterfest® Fantasy Boat Student Art Contest.

Broward County Students & Teachers to Take Home Awards and Cash Prizes!

Broward County, FL- The Winterfest® Foundation recently completed the judging for the 2019-2020 First Horizon Foundation Winterfest® Fantasy Boat Student Art Contest.

This year, 774 students from 19 Broward County public, private, and charter schools used their imagination and artistic talents to draw pictures depicting a boat design 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 from February 27 – March 2, 2020. The Winterfest® Foundation Awards Reception and Exhibit is underwritten by First Horizon Foundation with support by BBX Capital Foundation and parking powered by South Florida Ford. All participating students and families, teachers and principals are invited to the Awards Reception where they will enjoy refreshments, the Museum exhibits, and of course, see their artwork proudly on display.  

This year’s judges were local artist Dennis Friel, representatives from the Museum of Discovery & Science; Joseph Cox and Meredith Ray Feder, and First Horizon National Corporation Senior Relationship Manager Jeni K. Chokron.

Jeni K. Chokron, Senior Relationship Manager for First Horizon said, “As a first-time underwriter of this community program, First Horizon Bank’s Foundation is proud to be a part of this event; showcasing children’s talents and encouraging their creativity.” Meredith Ray Feder, Deputy Director, Strategic Initiatives of Development for Museum of Discovery and Science said “Being a judge for this year’s Winterfest® Student Art Contest was so fun. We really have some talented kids here in Broward County! The Museum of Discovery and Science is honored and excited to host the Awards Reception and Exhibit later this month.”  Local artist & event judge Dennis Friel added “Seeing so many Broward County children participate in the contest and express their artistic visions is amazing.  It was so hard to choose the winners – their level of talent and enthusiasm for art, and the contest is inspiring!”

Twenty-nine students will receive a heart-warming prize: their artwork specially 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 schools, and all honorable mentions will receive a $25 gift card.

Ms. Miller, a teacher at North Broward Academy of Excellence will receive $150 for the largest number of student submissions (248 students).


 FIRST PLACE:         STELLA FLOWER – Floranada Elementary

                                    $1,000 to the school

                                    $400 to the student

SECOND PLACE:     CLAIRE BOISVERT – Coral Cove Elementary

                                    $750 to the school

$300 to the student

THIRD PLACE:         ANNALIECE TORRES – Village Elementary

                                    $500 to the school

$200 to the student


MENTIONS:              AREEBA AHMED – McNab Elementary

THOMAS ANSOURIAN – Embassy Creek Elementary

JORDAN ELAN BUSTOS – North Andrews Gardens Elementary   School Of The Arts

ISABELLA CONTE – McNab Elementary

                                    ISLA EL CHANTIRY – Eagle Ridge Elementary

                                    MIA FERNANDEZ – Coral Cove Elementary

                                    BETTY FINN – McNab Elementary

                                    MARISSA GARCIA – Coral Cove Elementary

ANN GUILLAUME – Village Elementary

MICHAEL KOZMAN – Virginia Shuman Young Elementary

FAIAZ LAM – Village Elementary

MARVENS MARCELUS – North Broward Academy Of Excellence

CHARLIE MARK – Eagle Point Elementary

TRAVIS PATTERSON – North Broward Academy Of Excellence

LILY RIPEPI – Innovation Charter School

MELANIA SELMAN – Little Flower Catholic School

STELLA SHIN – Embassy Creek Elementary

SOPHIA SOCHACKI – Mary Help Of Christians School

ANDRE BENI SUAREZ – Bayview Elementary

ANTONIO SUAREZ – Bayview Elementary

LONDON THOMAS – Virginia Shuman Young Elementary

SANTIAGO VASQUEZ – Mary Help Of Christians School

MARIA VILLARREAL – ROJAS – Mary Help Of Christians School

MYLA WARBOYS – Tropical Elementary

QIYUE (ALICE) YANG – Eagle Ridge Elementary

This year, the Museum of Science and Discovery created a special Museum award.  This award is given to an outstanding student who designs a boat that represents the ideas and exhibits within the Museum of Science and Discovery.  This year’s winner of the inaugural Museum award is Carson Liu of Eagle Point Elementary.  “His drawing of a Megalodon submarine was brilliant.  He brought his vision to life, and took a bite out of the competition, by using his knowledge of this extinct species to add realism to the drawing.  We were very impressed!” said Joseph Cox, President & CEO of the Museum of Discovery and Science.  Carson will receive a special prize directly from the Museum.

For more information on the Winterfest® Foundation Student Art Contest with the Awards Reception on February 27, 2020  or other events, please contact the Winterfest® office at 954-767-0686 or visit  

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:

About First Horizon Foundation

First Horizon Foundation is the private charitable foundation of First Horizon National Corp., the parent company of First Horizon Bank. Founded in 1993, our foundation has donated more than $90 million to meet community needs. First Horizon Foundation most recently operated as First Tennessee Foundation in Tennessee and Texas and as Capital Bank Foundation in Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina. More information is available at


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24, 2020). Hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. MODS 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