Young artists put their strokes and creativity to the test, and one nabbed a mountain bike as a result.
The annual Campbell Civic Improvement Commission student poster contest drew more than 80 entries this year from fifth-graders at six elementary schools all over the city.
This year's contest theme was "Be Fit and Healthy in Campbell" and brought out colorful renditions of the , the, the track at the community center and various parks and images of healthy foods.
Entries were judged on their adherence to the theme, along with creativity, neatness, legibility, spelling and grammar.
The grand prize, a brand new mountain bike donated by of Campbell, was awarded to Shawn Rovetto, a fifth-grader at school in Campbell.
All winners were recognized and presented with prizes and certificates at the Thursday commission meeting. The first-, second- and third-place winners were also recognized at Tuesday's Campbell City Council meeting.
Other prizes donated included:
- Apple iPods
- Running shoes from
- Gift cards from , , , , , , , , Subway (West Hamilton), Subway (Winchester and Campbell) and
and also donated prizes. The commission wishes to express its gratitude to all the local businesses for their donations.
“This year’s contest was especially gratifying," commission chairwoman Traci Mitchell said in a release. "We had so many creative and thoughtful entries, it made the judging particularly difficult. We want to thank all the students, teachers, and schools who participated this year.”
In addition to the award ceremony, all poster entries will be displayed in various store windows at this month’s , beginning Friday.
2011 City of Campbell CIC Student Poster Contest Awardees
Honorable Mentions1st Place - Shawn Rovetto, St. Lucy’s School Marissa Dumlao, Monroe Middle School
Julio Aguilar, Lynhaven School 2nd Place ‐ Mia Jacob‐Hines, St. Lucy’s School Erin Kiuttu, St. Lucy’s School Elizabeth Grim, St. Lucy’s School 3rd Place ‐ Lillian Everts, St. Lucy’s School Danielle Muscha, St. Lucy’s School Kaitlin Gzsanka,
Elizabeth Rebello, St. Lucy’s School Yvonne Herrera, Lynhaven School
Mackenzy Jaques, St. Lucy’s School
Jacob Minic, St. Lucy’s School