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2017 Art & Photography Contest Photo Gallery

Congratulations to the winners in each of five categories in the first ever Witness Christmas Art and Photography Contest! The top picks of The ­Witness staff in each age group were:

First Place – Adult

Liliya Ward, Robins, Iowa

First Place – Grades 4-6

Aidan Graff, age 11, Waterloo, Iowa

First Place – Grades 10-12

Melina Testin, 11th Grade, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

First Place – Grades K-3

Nicholas Knepper, age 8, 3rd Grade, Cascade, Iowa

First Place – Grades 7-9

Nathan Gonzalez, 8th Grade, Waterloo, Iowa

These entries and others are in our Dec. 17 print issue. To see these and other entries that did not make it into the print issue, click on the link below:

These contestants have won a $20 gift certificate to a major retail store and a box of chocolates made by the Trappistine Sisters of the Our Lady of the Mississippi Abbey. Other contestants whose entries earned honorable mention are featured on other pages of our Christmas issue. Thank you to all who entered. It’s been a pleasure to see the work of so many creative, faithful people. Merry Christmas to you from our staff!

(Cover Photo by Marcia Kruse)