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Meet the contest winners!

We’re thrilled to showcase the winning student art—one winner per grade band. We received a number of great entries, and we’d like to thank all of the students who shared their creativity and culture with us. We also thank the many teachers and families who coordinated their students’ entries. Winners received a $500 Visa gift card from Renaissance.

lennox Artwork
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Winner, Grades K–3

Title: “Me-et the Hispanic Heritage”

Artist: Lenox, grade 3, New York

Lenox’s inspiration: “I drew the Statue of Liberty because I’m a New Yorker, and I drew an empanada because I’m part Colombian. I wrote words in both languages for it to represent those two languages I speak.”

Winner, Grades 4–8

Title: “Under the Basilica”

Artist: Ananya, grade 8, Mississippi

Ananya’s inspiration: “Multiple features in my artwork symbolize parts of Hispanic culture, such as the colorful banners, sugar skulls, and decorated candles. Other non-concrete aspects of Hispanic culture are also shown, such as a strong belief in religion, through the towering cathedral. The two people communicating on the road show the sense of community. The woman carrying a sack of maize on her back indicates the hard work put forth each day in Hispanic communities.

In all, the inspiration for my artwork is the masterful culture of Hispanic communities, which is prominent today and should be recognized for its vibrance.”

Anaya Artwork
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Gabriela Artwork
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Winner, Grades 9–12

Title: “Fusion”

Artist: Gabriela, grade 10, Texas

Gabriela’s inspiration: “Lo que me inspiró para el desarrollo de esta obra fue mi cultura. Soy de México, y me gusta mostrar mi identidad hispana orgullosamente. Quería transmitir la belleza de la fusion de culturas y tradiciones; pienso que esta mezcla es enriquecedora en todos los aspectos.”

(What inspired me to develop this work was my culture. I am from Mexico, and I like to show my Hispanic identity proudly. I wanted to convey the beauty of the fusion of cultures and traditions; I think this mixture is enriching in all aspects.)

Judging criteria

The judging panel consisted of members from the Renaissance Biliteracy Council, Brand & Creative, and Multilingual Innovations team. They used the following criteria to select the winners:

  • Does the submitted Art express the artist’s feelings of celebrating Hispanic culture?
  • Does the Art meet the dimension specifications provided in the contest rules?
  • Is there a creative depiction of Hispanic culture and bilingualism? Is the originality of the Art interesting?
  • Is there overall quality and command of the medium being used?
  • Does the Art impact the viewer in relationship to the theme?
  • The composition and design of the Art was also a judging criterion.

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Supporting Spanish-English biliteracy

Did you know that Renaissance solutions support literacy development in both Spanish and English—from pre-K through grade 12?

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