Davis students gathered with their parents at the Veterans’ Memorial Center on Tuesday to receive their awards in the annual Design-an-Ad competition sponsored by The Davis Enterprise.
The 47 students, representing 10 local schools, won for their original ad designs. The winners were chosen by 37 local businesses. Enterprise readers will be able to see all of the winners in a special edition to be published Tuesday.
Nancy Hannell, advertising director of The Enterprise, read the list of winners and handed out certificates and copies of the students’ designs.
The reception, which took place in the Club Room at the Vets’ Center, featured a gallery of all the winning submissions. Beaming parents took pictures of children in front of their ads, posing with their certificates.
Bushra Mohsin attended the reception, along with her son, Uraib Ali, 11, who won for his advertisement for First Northern Bank. Uraib’s ad depicted a “bulldozer bringing money” to customers.
Mohsin hoped her son’s success might lead to more art projects.
“He has really good ability to express his feelings,” Mohsin said. “Particularly in cartoons.”
“I‘m so glad today, and his dad also,” she added.
For some of the children, the competition was the first time their artistic talent had been recognized.
“I feel proud,” said Esteban Ruiz, 10, who won for his advertisement for Nugget Market. “I never really won an art contest (before). This is my first one.”
Esteban said winning has inspired him to continue art in school.
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