August 8, 2018

2019 Conflict Resolution Day Bookmark Art Contest!

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The Dispute Resolution Center of Montgomery County, Inc. (DRC-MC) seeks entries for its 2019 Conflict Resolution Day Bookmark Art Contest. The contest is open to all Montgomery County students in grades K through 8.

Every September, the Dispute Resolution Center of Montgomery County, Inc. (DRC-MC) sponsors an art contest for Montgomery County students in grades K-8 and students are asked to submit original artwork which reflects the themes of conflict resolution or conflict prevention. The goal of this annual contest is to foster discussion about constructive problem solving (such as peer mediation, respecting differences, listening, practicing tolerance and apologizing, etc.) as alternatives to violence and bullying. On October 25, 2019, the prize winning students will receive cash prizes at an awards ceremony at Commissioners’ Court in Conroe, Texas. The bookmarks are then displayed at the Montgomery County Central Library for thirty (30) days following the awards ceremony. Some of the winning bookmarks are also reproduced and distributed to students throughout Montgomery County to encourage a culture of kindness in the schools.

All original artwork must be received before 5:00 p.m. on September 30, 2019. Winners will be listed on the DRC-MC website by October 18, 2019. Faxed or emailed bookmarks will not be accepted.

Categories:

  • Level 1= Kindergarten through Second grade;
  • Level 2= Third through Fifth grade;  and
  • Level 3 = Sixth through Eighth Grade.

Prizes:

Bookmarks will be judged on creativity and message conveyed. The following prizes will be awarded for each category:

  • 1st Place: Winner will receive $75.00;
  • 2nd Place: Winner will receive $50.00;
  • 3rd Place: Winner will receive $25.00; and
  • Honorable Mention Winner will receive $15.00.

To Enter:

Submit original artwork drawn on book mark size template available on our website or on a 8½” x 11” sheet of paper with the image size being 3” high by 9” wide. Please be sure that the student’s name, age and grade, school or program name, teacher’s name and an address, written legibly, are included with each bookmark entry. Please DO NOT FOLD BOOKMARK.

Theme:

Bookmark art must reflect a conflict resolution or prevention theme, such as peer mediation, talking things out, apologizing, respecting differences, solving problems together, listening, tolerance, peace building, or alternatives to violence.

DEADLINE: on or before 5:00 p.m. on September 30, 2019.  

All original artwork must be received before 5:00 p.m. on September 30, 2019. Winners will be listed on the DRC-MC website by October 18, 2019. Faxed or emailed bookmarks will not be accepted.

Awards Ceremony:

An awards ceremony will be held on Friday, October 25, 2019, at 4:00 p.m. Judge Kathleen Hamilton will present awards to the winners. Winning bookmarks will also be displayed at the Montgomery County Memorial Library System, Central Branch.

Artwork may be mailed or dropped off to:

Elaine Roberts, Montgomery
Dispute Resolution Center
301 N. Thompson Street, Suite 106
Conroe, Texas 77301

Please call or email with any questions. The DRC-MC may be reached at 936-760-6914, or at mediate@resolution-center.org.

The DRC-MC reserves the right to use copies of any art submitted in contest publicity or for any future public awareness promotions.

2018 Conflict Resolution Day Bookmark Art Contest Winners

(photo gallery at the bottom of this page)

Level 1- Grades K-2

Kindergarten Winners

  • First Prize– Stefan Scheepers, Keenan Elementary School, Jennifer Colter, Teacher
  • Second Prize– Emily Lodder, Deretchin Elementary, Kelley Berger, Teacher
  • Third Prize (Tie) – Lila Olivas, Deretchin Elementary, Diane Gibson, Teacher; Adelyn Landry, Lone Star Elementary, Stacy Ritchie, Teacher
  • Honorable Mention – Rico Soliz, Giesinger Elementary, Wendy Andrada, Teacher

First Grade Winners

  • First Prize – Lily Fioretti, Montgomery Elementary, Whitney Toms, Classroom Teacher, Pamela Petty, Art Teacher and Kelly Lowe, Counselor
  • Second Prize- Alexis Ward, Lone Star Elementary, Stacy Ritchie, Teacher
  • Third Prize – Kamlynn Mason, Lincoln Elementary, Maria Castaneda, Classroom Teacher, Ginny Lewis, Art Teacher and Courtney Dyer, Principal
  • Honorable Mention – Taim Fares, Deretchin Elementary, Candace Colshen, Teacher

Second Grade Winners

  • First Prize – Lillie Sprung, Montgomery Elementary, Julia Bond, Classroom Teacher, Pamela Petty, Art Teacher and Kelly Lowe, Counselor
  • Second Prize – Adeline Schulze, Lone Star Elementary, Stacy Ritchie, Teacher
  • Third Prize – Sienna Ortolani, Stewart Creek Elementary, Peggy Heard, Classroom Teacher and Karie Shreve, Art Teacher
  • Honorable Mention (Tie) – Alex Kimbrell, Turner Elementary, Cathy Hurst, Homeroom Teacher, Sherry Alling, Art Teacher and Blake Overall, Tavola Elementary, Pam Hanson, Teacher

Level 2- Grades 3-5

Third Grade Winners 

  • First Prize – Makenzie Luft, Giesinger Elementary, Alison Ross, Teacher
  • Second Prize – Edwin Lopez, Tavola Elementary, Pam Hanson, Teacher
  • Third Prize -Willem King, Stewart Creek Elementary, Tania Ryan, Classroom Teacher and Karie Shreve, , Art Teacher
  • Honorable Mention – Ella G. Burns, The Woodlands Methodist School, Jami Saucier, Teacher

Fourth Grade Winners 

  • First Prize– Valentina Romo, Meador Elementary, Kaylynn Vrabel, Teacher, Amber Espinoza, Art Teacher
  • Second Prize– Danna Naomi Garcia, Porter Elementary, Aida Burkett, Teacher
  • Third Prize – Carter Hamilton, Sorters Mill Elementary, Melissa Dregseth, Home Room Teacher and Sarah Rokohl, Art Teacher
  • Honorable Mention (Tie)– Neil Scheepers, Keenan Elementary, Jennifer Bagwell, Teacher; Abby Zubay, The John Cooper School, Amy Dietrich, Art Teacher and Linda Donald, Counselor

Fifth Grade Winners 

  • First Prize – Isabella Jackson, Timber Creek Elementary, Rachel Grimes, Teacher
  • Second Prize – Kathryn Johnson, Timber Creek Elementary, Rachel Grimes, Teacher
  • Third Prize – Remy Hoyt, Wilkerson Intermediate, Janiece Robinson, Teacher
  • Honorable Mention (Tie) – Lilliana Mabrey, Travis Intermediate, Toni Sommers, Art Teacher and Eduardo Morales, Travis Intermediate, Toni Sommers, Art Teacher

Level 3 – Grades 6-8

Sixth Grade Winners 

  • First Prize – Joseph Avery, Wilkerson Intermediate, Julie Graham, Teacher
  • Second Prize – Saloni Mallagari, Wilkerson Intermediate, Janeice Robinson, Teacher
  • Third Prize – Olivia Klimis, Wilkerson Intermediate, Julie Graham, Teacher
  • Honorable Mention (3)– David Jean-Richard, Wilkerson Intermediate, Janeice Robinson, Teacher; Emily Cooper, Bozman Elementary, Whitney Campbell, Teacher; Karis McKelvie, Homeschool, Kelly McKelvie, Teacher

Seventh Grade Winners

  • First Prize – Samara Carballo, Peet Junior High, Holly Villa, Art Teacher
  • Third Prize – Olivia Suarez, Extraordinary Education, Linda Kistler, Teacher
  • Honorable Mention (Tie) – Sheherbano Naqvi, McCullough Junior High, Amy Flannery, Teacher; Andres Gumucio, McCullough Junior High, Amy Flannery, Teacher; and Ann He, Cunae International School, Susan Feathers, Teacher

Eighth Grade Winners

  • First Prize – Lily Franchville, McCullough Junior High,  Laurie Adams, Teacher
  • Second Prize (Tie) – Elissa B. Turner, Lynn Lucas Middle School, Tressa Green, Teacher, Ingrid Rios, McCullough Junior High, Cheryl Pilgrim, Art Teacher
  • Third Prize – Lauren Tong, McCullough Junior High, Cheryl Pilgrim, Teacher
  • Honorable Mention – Brenna Lovan, Oak Hills Junior High, Dottie Eichman, Teacher

Congratulations!

The DRC-MC may be reached at (936) 760-6914 or at mediate@resolution-center.org.

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