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P+D w/WnA 2018 Winners!

Happy Memorial Day!! We are honored to present to you, the winners of the 2018 National Homeschool Art Contest. A hearty congratulations to you and your family, we hope that you will continue using your talents to bring beauty into our world.

To all of you who entered, but didn't win, don't be discouraged, we all enjoyed looking at your entries and you all have so much talent! We want to encourage you to keep drawing, keep painting and keep giving God the glory!

All entries were judged according to this rubric:

  1. Design/Composition

  2. Craftsmanship/Skill

  3. Creativity

  4. Aesthetics

  5. Meets Criteria/Interpretation of Theme

Winners for 6-8 the Grade Category


1st Place:

By Sophia from TX.

8th Grade, entitled:

"The '26' "


2nd Place:

By Savanna from SD.

7th Grade: entitled,

"Shopping the Alphabet"


3rd Place:

By Claire from IL.

7th Grade: entitled,

"Emoji Angels"


Winners for 3rd-5th Grade Category


1st Place:

By Ruth, from PA.

4th Grade: entitled,

"The Battle for Troy"


2nd Place:

By Audrey, from FL.

5th Grade: entitled,



3rd Place:

By Mary from PA.

5th Grade: entitled,



Winners for K-2nd Grade Category


1st Place:

By Teddy from NJ.

2nd Grade: entitled,

"R is for Rainbow"


2nd Place:

By Ryan from OH,

2nd Grade: entitled,

" The Letter F "


3rd Place:

By Ezra from Pa.

1st Grade: entitled,



Aren't they just WONDERful!? Each entry was a joy to look at, we the judges spent hours pouring over the entries and discussing each piece. Every participant should be proud of their work and we hope you enter again next year! We wish you an excellent summer and a new school year full of inspiration, hoping you grow in your craft and skill.

Thanks to each of you for your participation. AWEsome job!


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Our judging process is one that is blind so that we cannot be influenced by grade, gender or personal knowledge of student contributor. Our fabulous judging panel generously donates their time and expertise to this contest, we are thankful for them.

Meet them below:

Marina Manns:

Marina has her BFA in Ceramics and also enjoys set design, drawing, painting, and music. Marina moonlights as a professional prankster, drummer, and singer, but her full-time gig is a homeschooling mom of the cutest little army of 5 Manns boys. Thus, her medium is currently cardboard, chalk and play dough, with a focus on costume design.

Thomas Manns:

Tom has his BFA in painting. He enjoys movies, video games, Star Wars and a very clean plate. His creative ability manifests itself through carpentry, songwriting and filmmaking. Most days you can find Tom enjoying his boys by creating amazingly complex Minecraft or Lego structures and spending time with his wife crafting giant cardboard replicas of things to leave on a friend's porches.

Kenny Klein:

Kenny is our newest judge, a gifted artist, a master of pop culture

reference and a Master Plumber who has perfected the art of beautiful installation.

He is a husband and father of three, living in the city of brotherly love. Kenny is a man who exemplifies wonder and awe. As a master of superlatives, he daily pursues finding the best in life, whether it's the best saws-all blade, sandwich, soft pretzel, movie, meme, premier league team or Saison, Kenny simply loves life and his joy is infectious. In his spare time, you might find Kenny drawing ninjas for his son, joking with his daughters or playing guitar with his band.

A. E. Macha:

Anne is an educator + illustrator.

She graduated from Arcadia University in 2003 with a BFA in Illustration and Cert. in Art. ED. Anne lives in Philadelphia, PA. with her husband Josh, where she is currently homeschooling her two kids after eight years teaching in the classroom. When not teaching, drawing, or cooking, Anne is usually thrifting, sewing, or most likely praying for patience and a guarded tongue, while standing at her front door, waiting for her kids to put on socks and shoes. She is a fan of 90's hip-hop, dresses with pockets, and Chicago style popcorn.

Published work:

Illustration for Mission Accomplished New Growth Press ( February 2015)

Illustration for The Gospel Story Bible New Growth Press (November 2011)

Sara Klein:

Sara is a wife and homeschooling mother of three. Sara received her BFA degree from Tyler School of Art, Temple University where she studied Jewelry, Metals, and CAD-CAM. Her professional life included stints as a CAD-CAM modeler, designer, and prototype creator. However, none of these things could adequately prepare her for the challenge of motherhood…or homeschooling! Sara currently runs a Classical Homeschooling community, tutors SAT students, teaches Sunday school, sings on her worship team and tries to find time to garden. She loves to read, thrift shop and her primary artistic pursuit is the art of finding the beauty of the everyday.

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