COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI)- Christmas may be a month away, but some students are already getting into the Christmas spirit.
On Monday, more than a dozen young artists received prizes for drawings they submitted for this year’s Holiday Art Contest.
The theme for the contest was Christmas Movie Magic.
Roughly 100 kindergarten through 5th grade students in the Lowndes County School District submitted an entry.
The top 3 finishers in each grade received cash and will have their artwork framed.
“I feel happy, I feel excited,” said Jasmine Dozier, 3rd grade student at New Hope Elementary School. “It’s really a big opportunity. Art is my second favorite subject. I love doing art. I’m mostly the first one to finish in my art class, and art is just my second favorite subject.”
“My dad and I, we love this movie a lot, and I had started drawing something else and he was like no, no, you need to do Christmas Vacation,” said Abby Edwards, 5th grade student at Heritage Elementary School. “I looked up a picture and I started drawing it at my grandmothers house, but then we left it there, so she had to mail it and I finished it the day before the deadline, so I was really happy about that.”
Along with receiving cash, the young artists will also serve as Junior Grand Marshals in next month’s Christmas Parade.