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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 24 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. Students are asked to draw a picture that represents what brings them joy or what they are thankful for. 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 24th annual Holiday Card Art Contest are:

Redding Elementary School 1st Place Winner
Mohamed B., 5th Grade
Redding Elementary School,
San Francisco
1st Place
Elizabeth Seton School Winner
Yara M., 7th Grade
St. Elizabeth Seton School,
Palo Alto
1st Place
Kid Street Learning Center Winner
Sabrina C., 6th Grade
Kid Street Learning Center,
Santa Rosa
1st Place

 

And the runner-ups are:

 

Redding Elementary School 1 Runner Up
Alexi H., 1st Grade
Redding Elementary School,
San Francisco
2nd Place
 
2018 Thanksgiving Card Winners - PA St. Elizabeth Seton School
Belen Y., 4th Grade
St. Elizabeth Seton School,
Palo Alto
2nd Place
 
Kid Street Learning Center Runner Up 1
Orlando L., 6th Grade
Kid Street Learning Center,
Santa Rosa
2nd Place

Redding Elementary School 2 Runner UP
Candy X., 5th Grade
Redding Elementary School,
San Francisco
3rd Place

 Elizabeth Seton School 2 Runner Up
Carla G., 8th Grade
St. Elizabeth Seton School,
Palo Alto
3rd Place

2018 Thanksgiving Card Winners - SR Kid Street Learning Center
Jocelyn T., 1st Grade
Kid Street Learning Center,
Santa Rosa
3rd Place