Ridgefield sixth grader submits winning design in contest


RIDGEFIELD — Catalina Hagen, a sixth grader from South Ridge Elementary School, is the first-place winner of this year’s Superintendent’s Holiday Greeting Card Art Contest for the Ridgefield School District.

Hagen’s artwork was selected by judges as the entry best exemplifying “Joy,” this year’s contest theme.

Sixth grader Catalina Hagen is the first-place winner of this year’s Superintendent’s Holiday Greeting Card Art Contest. Photo courtesy of the Ridgefield School District
Sixth grader Catalina Hagen is the first-place winner of this year’s Superintendent’s Holiday Greeting Card Art Contest. Photo courtesy of the Ridgefield School District

Hagen’s winning design will grace the cover of the district’s holiday greeting card, which will be mailed out to school districts, public entities and private businesses on Ridgefield School District’s holiday mailing list. As the first-place winner, she also received a $50 cash award.

Three artwork entries were also selected for runners-up honors. These entries were submitted by Grace Arnold, a seventh grader from View Ridge Middle School; Madelyn Winter, a sixth grader from Union Ridge Elementary School; and Eireann Van Natta, an eighth grader from View Ridge Middle School. Each student received a $25 cash award for their winning design.

This is the first-place winning entry in this year’s Ridgefield School District Superintendent’s Holiday Greeting Card Art Contest. Photo courtesy of the Ridgefield School District
This is the first-place winning entry in this year’s Ridgefield School District Superintendent’s Holiday Greeting Card Art Contest. Photo courtesy of the Ridgefield School District

The Superintendent’s Holiday Greeting Card Art Contest, now in its third year, was first launched by the Ridgefield School District in 2014, in partnership with the Ridgefield Art Association to promote student creativity and encourage student appreciation of the arts.

This information was provided by the Ridgefield School District.

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