On July 13th, 2020, the ad-hock committee designated the winners of two art contests organized
for young Polish National Alliance members. Joanna Trzos (WPNA 103.1 FM), Michal Duch (Polish Daily News), and Agnes Szafranski (PNA) carefully evaluated all qualified submissions and selected the winners.
The participants of the Coloring Contest ranged from ages 5-7 and had to color the PNA logo outline. Twenty-nine children participated in the contest and 3 winners were selected.
The PNA Christmas Card 2020 contest was aimed at children ages 8-15. Participants had to design
a card that creatively combined Christmas with the PNA’s 140th anniversary. The contest allowed the combination of paintings, drawings, and photographs. The submissions were evaluated in accordance
to the contest rules. The works’ originality was greatly valued. Among 22 submissions, one winner was selected alongside 5 honorable mentions. A PNA graphic designer will work with the winning artist Emily Grzybowski on creating the official, 2020 PNA Christmas Card.
Both art contests were held from February 1st until June 15th.
PNA Christmas Card 2020 Contest
Winner: Emily Grzybowski, age 12; Pace, FL
Marzena Babiarz, age 9; Muskegon, MI
Jordyn Czyżewski, age: 15; Milwaukee, WI
Julia Gurne, age 13; Rochester, MI
Maciej Malak, age 15; Hoffman Estates, IL
Maria Pitaniello, age 11; Mechanicville, NY
Coloring Contest Winners:
Maya Zielinski, age 7; Mount Prospect, IL
Celina Cistulli, age 7; Newington, CT
Arthur Caleb, age 7; Sagamore Hills, OH
Congratulations to the winner of the PNA Christmas Card 2020 contest, Emily Grzybowski.
PNA reserves the rights to use submitted art projects for other purposes, with credits given to the artist. The winner will be awarded $300, Honorable Mentions and Coloring Contest winners will receive $100 each.
We thank all young artists for participating in the contest and we invite our young PNA members to participate next year!