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Spruce up The Sun 2018


Each year, The Sopris Sun solicits original holiday cover designs from local youngsters. With over 60 entries, it was tough to choose a favorite, but we have to hand it to Simona Rand, a fourth grader at Crystal River Elementary School.
Her design not only embodies the theme of “Let It Snow” with a happy snowman and woodland creatures amid subtle flakes, it also provides us with a cheery indoor scene to warm the cockles of our hearts. Her vision, attention to detail and technique all speak of a tremendous artist now and to come.
But don’t stop there. Check out designs from other budding creatives on pages 6 and 7, and others we didn’t have room for at, and you’ll discover a wide array of images, from outdoor recreation to peaceful landscapes to snow globes. First-place winners in the age categories are: Ella Demerey (preK-first grade), Bella Frisbee (second grade), Perrin Jones (third grade), Edie O’Bryne and Addy Schoon (fourth grade), Charlie Fliss and Zack Bollock (fifth grade) and Anicka Ashcraft (sixth grade and up).
We’d like to thank everyone who sent in work, as well as the judges from our own staff and board as well as Carbondale Arts for tackling such a difficult decision.
For those contestants who would like to pick up their original artwork, stop by our office at the Third Street Center (520 S. Third St., Suite 32).