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Young artists show holiday spirit in creative ways

Young artists show holiday spirit in creative ways
January 8, 2017 edhtc_admin

Village Life
December 19, 2016

Some of El Dorado County’s finest young artists participated in this year’s inaugural Village Life Christmas Coloring contest, impressing the judges and letting their creativity shine.

Winners were tough to choose as Village Life received dozens of entries in three age categories. After much deliberation the awards went as follows:

Ages 6 and younger

  1. Mark Dagenais
  2. Carson Greenfield
  3. Tyson Ellis

Ages 7-9

  1. Sophia Voudouris
  2. Sienna Dietrich
  3. Nicole Uribe

Ages 10-12

  1. Giavanna Chopra
  2. Ashley Chow
  3. Avery Ellis

The contest entries were judged by Village Life Editor Noel Stack, Natalie Buerki with El Dorado Hills Town Center and Laura Newell with the El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce. A reception for the winners was held at the California Welcome Center last week, where each winner was presented with a cash prize and a gift certificate from Cold Stone Creamery.

The winning works of art will be on display through the holidays at the El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce, 2085 Vine St. #105.

“We look forward to next year’s coloring contest and more great entries,” Stack said. “These children did outstanding work. I wish I could color as well as them.”

First place winner, Mark Dagenais, 5, of El Dorado Hills. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene

Mark Dagenais, 5, first place

Carson Greenfield, 6, of El Dorado Hills is all smiles, holding his coloring contest entry, winning 2nd place in the coloring contest at the California Welcome Center in Town Center on Dec. 14. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene

Carson Greenfield, 6, second place

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Nicole Uribe, 9, third place

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1st place winner, Giavanna Chopra, 11, of El Dorado Hills. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene

Giavanna Chopra, 11, first place

1st place winner, Sophia Voudouris, 9, of El Dorado Hills. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene

Sophia Voudouris, 9, first place

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