Our Annual Kindness Art Contest

Calling all Stark County students grades K-12! 

Submit your original artwork for our annual kindness art contest, done in collaboration with the Stark County One Book, One Community Program.   The 2017 contest theme is Team Kindness…Go for the Goal! in connection with this year’s selection ofRudy by Daniel Rudy Ruettiger as the book for adults and high school students and The Little Linebacker:  A Story of Determination by Stephen Tulloch and Maria Dismondy as the companion book for elementary and middle school students. 

We will collect submissions in September 2017.  Winners will be announced at the October 6th First Friday Art Harvest, where best of show and many more submissions will be exhibited. Winning submissions will also be published in our new 12-month Stark Speaks UP for Kindness calendar and recognized at the annual Canton Charge Student Game Day.

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2016 GRAND PRIZE WINNERS  

Fiona Szeles, 17
Jackson High School/Glenoak Art Student

Madalyn Fox, 13
Edison Middle School

Kaitlyn Powers, 8
Uniontown Elementary School

RUNNERS UP

Glenoak High School Community Garden Team:
Kamryn Vance
Malyia Stanley
Rachel Sholtis
Henry Smith

Joshua Devis, 18
Glenoak High School

 

Sophia Petrakis, 11
Glenwood Intermediate School

Elizabeth Johnston, 11
St. Michael, Canton

Jacob Krajeck, 5
Sauder Elementary

Frances Palaski, 8
St. Mary, Massillon

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Winners, pictured here, were recognized at the Canton Museum of Art First Friday event on Friday, October 7, 2016, where best of show (winners and runners up), and a sample of other submissions were on display for the public to view.   Later in October, best of show was displayed at the Little Art Gallery at the North Canton Library.

Pictured, from left to right:  Elizabeth Johnston, Frances Palaski, Kaitlyn Powers, Jacob Krajeck, Sophia Petrakis, Madalyn Fox, Fiona Szeles, Joshua Devis, Malyia Stanley

Grand winners had their artwork displayed on a billboard near their school for one month. 


Pictured (from left to right), art contest winners Frances Palaski, Kaitlyn Powers, and Madalyn Fox pose with Pozzi after being announced on center court at half-time with Pozzi

All winners were recognized at the Canton Charge Student Game on January 25, 2017. 


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Pictured above: Students from the Alliance Middle School C.A.R.E. Project enjoyed the student game.  For many, it was their first professional athletic game. 


2015 GRAND PRIZE WINNERS  

Faith Geib, age 12
Faircrest Middle School

Adam Luster, age 14
Edison Middle School

Elyse Ohlinger age 19
McKinley High School

 

 

Jewel Heaton, age 13
Edison Middle School

Kayla Johnson, age 12
SS. Philip and James Elementary School

Lauren Lieser, age 14
Edison Middle School

Soledad Obrajero, age 12
St. Thomas Aquinas Middle School

Jaci Wilson, age 13
St. Thomas Aquinas Middle School

RUNNERS UP

Brooke Archer, age 11
Glenwood Middle School

Colin Brown, age 14
St. Thomas Aquinas Middle School

Abby Gerber, age 13
Edison Middle School

Lauren Graffice, age 13
St. Thomas Aquinas Middle School

Sydney Wish, age 13
Edison Middle School

Winners, pictured here, were recognized at a One Book, One Community event at Kathleen Howland Theater, 2nd April Gallerie on November 13, 2015. Grand winners received a billboard near their school for one month.  Grand winners and runners up had their artwork on an electronic billboard in Belden Village.   


Year 2  |  Fall 2014

The 2014 One Book Selection, Wonder, focused on kindness and courage.  Students included a precept, or a rule saying how people should behave, in their artwork. We received 252 submissions!

Pictured in Photo, from Left to Right: Cashmere McClendon, Washington HS, Ambriah Phillips, Sandy Valley HS, “Pozzi”, Alec Pilati, Middlebranch Elementary School, Devereaux Diaz, Glen Oak HS, Brooke Yoder, Hartville Elementary School

Pictured in Photo, from Left to Right: Cashmere McClendon, Washington HS, Ambriah Phillips, Sandy Valley HS, “Pozzi”, Alec Pilati, Middlebranch Elementary School, Devereaux Diaz, Glen Oak HS, Brooke Yoder, Hartville Elementary School

Grand winners in the three contest divisions were:

GRADES 5-8

Stacy Ketchum, age 13
SS. Philip and James Elementary School

Elena Eimer, age 13
St. Thomas Middle School

Lauren Marshall, age 13
SS. Philip and James Elementary School

GRADES 9-12

Matthew Oster, age 17
Glenoak High School

Katelyn Woodford, age 17
Early College High School 

Ophelia Knight, age 16
Timken High School

GRADES K-4

Kara Hill, age 10
T.C. Knapp Elementary School

Leah Miller, age 9
East Canton Elementary School

George Martinez, age 8
Regina Coeli Elementary School


Year 1 | Winter 2014

Our inaugural bullying prevention contest took place in winter 2014. We received over 500 submissions!

Winners were recognized at the Canton Charge School day Game on Feb. 6, 2014 in front of 3,000 students in attendance from local schools.

Winners were recognized at the Canton Charge School day Game on Feb. 6, 2014 in front of 3,000 students in attendance from local schools.

Our inaugural bullying prevention contest took place in winter 2014. We received over 500 submissions! Grand winners in each age division were:

8 years and younger:

Abbi Taylor, age 8
Regina Coeli Elementary School School (Billboard Winner)

Brooke Yoder, age 8
Hartville Elementary School (Billboard Winner)

Alec Pilati, age 8
Middlebranch Elementary School (Billboard Winner)

Ages 9-13 Years:

Cole DeLuca, age 10
Lake Elementary School (Banner Winner)

Emma Laughman, age 13
Oakwood Middle School (Billboard Winner)

Faircrest Middle School Special Edition Commercial Class (Winning Video Submission)

Ages 14-19 Years:

Devereaux Diaz, age 18
Glen Oak High School (Billboard Winner)

Ambriah Phillips, age 15
Sandy Valley High School (Billboard Winner)

Cashmere McClendon
Washington High School (Winning Video Submission)