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Supporting Creativity and Literacy in Our Schools 

BPM’s Annual Holiday Card Art Contest

At BPM we are proud supporters of our community. To demonstrate our appreciation, we partner with neighborhood elementary schools and volunteer as mentors to promote literacy with local elementary school students. Over the past 25 years, our team of professionals have dedicated themselves to this cause by reading to students, partnering with student pen pals, judging essay contests, and making presentations at school assemblies.

As an extension of our commitment to elevating students and schools, the tradition of the Holiday Card Art Contest was born, providing an opportunity for aspiring young artists to receive recognition for their work, while winning art supplies for their classroom. The contest encourages students to explore their creativity and individual understanding of what it means to give thanks.  

As the holiday season approaches, the schools in which we serve as reading mentors devote some of their class time to give students the chance to have their artwork featured on printed Holiday cards shared with our clients and friends. This year, the students and teachers at our partnership schools embraced the New Normal and began innovating for tomorrow’s New Better. While learning from home, they utilized digital tools to share their art and their messages of thankfulness for first responders, teachers and loved ones. After BPM staff members choose their favorites, a winning submission from each of the three schools is featured on the BPM Holiday cards and sent to our clients, contacts and friends. In addition, all participants receive a Crayola prize and the teachers of the winning students receive a donation to purchase much needed classroom supplies.

To view a sample of the artwork from each school, click on one of the images below. The winners for this year’s 25th annual Holiday Card Art Contest are:

firefighter illustration
Olive C., 3rd Grade
Kid Street Learning Center
Santa Rosa
1st Place
world illustration
Dasha H., 4th Grade
Redding Elementary School
San Francisco
1st Place
hospital illustration
Charlie L., 5th Grade
St. Elizabeth Seton School
Palo Alto
1st Place

 


And the runner-ups are:

 

rainbow illustration
Amarie G.R., 2nd Grade
Kid Street Learning Center
Santa Rosa
2nd Place
 
police illustration
Khdijah A., Kinder
Redding Elementary School
San Francisco
2nd Place
 
helicopter illustration
Rebecca B., 5th Grade
St. Elizabeth Seton School
Palo Alto
2nd Place

rainbow and hearts illustration
Veronika H., 2nd Grade
Kid Street Learning Center
Santa Rosa
3rd Place

   muni bus illustration
Hannah T. N., 4th Grade
Redding Elementary School
San Francisco
3rd Place

   world illustration
Ariana F., 6th Grade
St. Elizabeth Seton School
Palo Alto
3rd Place