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Grand Kids Festival Banner Design Contest Winners Annnounced

2020 Grand Kids Festival

Banner Design Contest Winners Announced

Last Updated: February 9, 2020 by The Grand 1894 Opera House | Events


The Grand is pleased to announce the 25th Annual Grand Kids Festival Banner contest awards! This year, The Grand had 4 districts from Galveston County participate in the annual contest. There were over 1000 entries that went through a two-phase selection process. Each year, when the entries are received, 200 of the most outstanding are selected to move on, 50 in each category. A blind judging of the 200 submissions results in the selection of twelve designs, all in keeping with this year’s theme celebrating Jungle Life. First through Third place winners from each of four different grade categories will recreate their designs on banners to be hung from light posts throughout the Festival site.

Winners of the contest will receive a Grand Kids Festival t-shirt and a set of greeting cards printed with their winning design. Greeting cards will also be available for sale at the Festival. Additionally, the painted banners will be featured during Mardi Gras in the Galveston Children’s Fire Fighter Parade on February 23, 2020. Save the date and bring your friends and family!

The Grand Kids Festival, which is FREE to the public, is set for Saturday April 4, 2020, and will be held from 10 am – 5 pm in Galveston’s historic downtown Cultural Arts District on Postoffice Street, between 20th and 23rd Streets. The winning banners will be on display throughout the Festival area.

2020 Grand Kids Festival Contest Winners (Grades K-2):

Samuel Galaviz

K-2, 1st Place
Samuel Galaviz
Parker Elementary
Galveston

Hailey Cann

K-2, 2nd Place
Hailey Cann
Parker Elementary
Galveston

Wali Irfan

K-2, 3rd Place
Wali Irfan
Parker Elementary
Galveston

2020 Grand Kids Festival Contest Winners (Grades 3 – 4):

Arianna Saucedo

Grades 3-4, 1st Place
Arianna Saucedo
L.A. Morgan Elementary
Galveston

Abigail Rivas

Grades 3-4, 2nd Place
Abigail Rivas
Guajardo Elementary
Texas City

Angelica Webb

Grades 3-4,  3rd Place
Angelica Webb
L.A. Morgan Elementary
Galveston

2020 Grand Kids Festival Contest Winners (Grades 5- 6):

Leah Akers

Grades 5-6, 1st Place
Leah Akers
Seabrook Intermediate
Seabrook

Madison Phelps

Grades 5-6, 2nd Place
Madison Phelps
Austin Middle School
Galveston

Shelby Devore

Grades 5-6, 3rd Place
Shelby Devore
Seabrook Intermediate
Seabrook

2020 Grand Kids Festival Contest Winners (Grades 7 – 8):

Maria Smieja

Grades 7-8, 1st Place
Maria Smieja
Seabrook Intermediate
Seabrook

Anshu Patel

Grades 7-8, 2nd Place
Anshu Patel
Austin Middle School
Galveston

Chloe Powell

Grades 7-8, 3rd Place
Chloe Powell
Austin Middle School
Galveston

The Grand Kids Festival – Saturday, April 4, 2020, 10am-5pm

Featuring four outdoor performance areas as well as The Grand’s stage and over 40 unique booths and attractions offering hands on arts and crafts activities for children and more, The Grand Kids Festival has become a favorite springtime activity for families throughout the Houston/Galveston area and beyond. Created as an extension to The Grand’s Serious Fun Children’s programming and designed to raise an appreciation and awareness of the importance of fine arts for children, the Festival is a community outreach event presented by The Grand 1894 Opera House, made possible only through the generosity of many organizations, foundations, businesses and individuals.

Founding sponsors of the Festival include Mary Ainslie, The Gladys B. Foundation in honor of Robert Richard Thornton, The Harris and Eliza Kempner Fund, Bank of America and The Park Board of Trustees of the City of Galveston.

Sponsors for this year’s event (to date) include the Permanent Endowment Fund of Moody Memorial First United Methodist Church, Kathrine G. McGovern, CenterPoint Energy, Houston Family Magazine, Yaga’s Children’s Fund, Galveston Island Park Board of Trustees, and Texas Commission on the Arts.

For more information about the upcoming 25th Annual Grand Kids Festival, contact Festival Director, Sarah Piel at spiel@thegrand.com, or call The Grand 1894 Opera House at 409.765.1894 or 800.821.1894.

The Grand 1894 Opera House

Located in the heart of the Postoffice Street Arts & Entertainment District, The Grand 1894 Opera House presents a year-round schedule of performances featuring stars of stage and screen, Broadway blockbusters, dance, music, comedy and more. The Grand is also available as a unique rental venue for private functions, meetings and corporate events and serves as the “Official Opera House of the State of Texas.” The site of several world premiere theatre productions, The Grand is an historic treasure of the Gulf Coast, and has a very special place in the history of our community and in the lives of many of our residents.

Interior View of The Grand 1894 Opera House
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