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To commemorate 1050 Years of Polish existence as a Christian, sovereign country in Europe, the Polish National Alliance announced its First Original Art Contest for juvenile members ages 5-12.

The theme of the contest was: "I am proud to be Polish".

Recently, the committee of three members: Monika Korczynska, Jacek Niemczyk and Anna Wierzbicki met to review the submitted artwork and choose the winners in each of the four age categories. As difficult as it was, they selected five creations from each of the four age groups.

The results are as follows:

AGES 05 - 06
1st Victor Kowalinski-Manalac, Los Angeles, CA
2nd Maria Kopec, Downingtown, PA
3rd Tyler Czyzewski, Milwaukee, WI
3rd Megan Dziadzio, Shelby Twp., MI
3rd Rafael Bernal, Burbank, IL

AGES 07 - 08
1st Aleksandra Malak, Palatine, IL
2nd Katherine Suchowolec, Torrington, CT
3rd Thomas Suchowolec, Torrington, CT
3rd Bailey Ray, College Station, TX
3rd Emily Gzybowski, Mechanicsville, MD

AGES 09 - 10
1st Eva Nemeth, Malvern, PA
2nd Isabel Owens, Erie, PA
3rd Lukas Bondyra, Perry Hall, MD
3rd Reyna Czyzewski, Milwaukee, WI
3rd Isabella Khoury, Poland, OH

AGES 11 - 12
1st Maciej Malak, Palatine, IL
2nd Justin Spalek, Stevenson Ranch, CA
3rd Emily Mickelonis, Scappoose, OR
3rd Jordyn Czyzewski, Milwaukee, WI
3rd Jacob Navrocki, Swoyersville, PA

Congratulations to all of the budding artists!
This contest is just another way PNA supports its young members through a wide variety of fraternal programs.

For more information on this contest including profiles of the winners as well as the future programs, please check the upcoming "Zgoda" magazine.