Students receive special recognition for their artwork in the Earth Day Art Contest sponsored by the US Embassy
Change starts with action. Better yet, your action affects the world around you! On April 22, the world celebrated Earth Day. To raise awareness of global environmental degradation and how it affects our health, the US Embassy in Brasilia promoted its annual Earth Day Art Contest with the theme ‘Restore our Earth.’
Students from three local international schools and the embassy community presented their works of art. Students sent their artwork reflecting the overarching theme of Climate Action. Students were free to use whatever media they preferred, digital or mixed-media art, markers, crayon, watercolors, ink, pencil, acrylic, tempera paint, chalk, and colored pencils. Different from previous years, participants could also submit video clips!
Our Nations community was well-represented this year! Our students received ten awards for their artwork. A panel at the US Embassy judged entries based on their creativity, originality, artistic expression reflecting the theme, relevancy to Brazil, and the overall impression of the art and artistic composition.
In past years, the Earth Day Art Contest culminated with an awards ceremony at the Embassy. This year, because of social distancing, an online ceremony was held for students, their families, and teachers.
Winners were chosen in three divisions by grade level. Below is our list of winners and their awards.
Grades 1 through 5
1st Place: Bianca Poppius (Grade 4)
2nd Place: Lucas Hennessey (Grade 4)
3rd Place: Cora Sogocio (Grade 4)
Honorable Mentions: Andressa Medeiros (Grade 4)
Grades 6 through 8
2nd Place: Clara Lopes (Grade 6)
Honorable Mentions: Giovanna Brito (Grade 6) and Marcella Carrara (Grade 8)
Grades 9 through 12
1st Place: Ana Soares (Grade 11)
2nd Place: João Pedro da Mata (Grade 12)
Honorable Mention: Pedro Bernardes (Grade 9)