Linda K. Harris, Director of Communications
Center City District Unveils Winners of KidsInCenterCity.com Poster Contest
(July 7, 2011) Today, Thursday, July 7, the Center City District announced three winners – ages 5, 7 and 12 - of its KidsInCenterCity.com Poster Drawing Contest and recognized their success by turning their artwork into full-size posters that have been installed at transit shelters in Center City.
KidsInCenterCity.com launched the drawing contest, "What I Love About Being A Kid In Center City," on May 5, in honor of the Center City District's 20th anniversary and to celebrate Center City as a family-friendly place to live and visit. For the contest, children were invited to create and submit drawings at the CCD's booth at the Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival, at a KidsInCenterCity.com play date at the Comcast Center, or they could download the form from the KidsInCenterCity.com website. The contest ended June 10, and a winner was chosen from each of three age categories: 3 to 5 year olds; 6 to 8 year olds; and 9 to 12 year olds.
The winners are: Maya Levi, 5, of Johnson City, New York; Nicole Ingalls, 7, of Philadelphia; and Jackson Propp, 12, of Cinnaminson, New Jersey.
"Congratulations to the winners and to all who entered the contest," said Paul R. Levy, president and CEO of the Center City District. "Children's imaginations are almost limitless and Center City offers much to inspire them. These posters celebrate the many attractions for families with children in and around the downtown."
Winning posters can be seen at six bus-shelter locations: 19th and Walnut Streets; 13th and Walnut; 15th and Walnut; 18th and Chestnut; Broad and Chestnut; and on Market Street just outside Macy's.
With 68 entries, the judges had a difficult time deciding. Judges were Debbey Racano, Senior Vice President and Creative Director at LevLane Advertising; Emily Schreiner, Manager of Family and Children's Programs, Philadelphia Museum of Art; Jay Bevenour, Illustrator.
The Center City District created KidsInCenterCity.com in October 2009 in response to the significant increase in Center City of families that have young and school-age children. Here's the direct link to the drawing contest winners page -
http://www.kidsincentercity.com/fun/kicc-drawing-contest. Each is clickable and will open a larger version of the design.
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Caption information: With Paul R. Levy, president and CEO of the Center City District, is Nicole Ingalls, 7, of Philadelphia (Graduate Hospital area), center, and Jackson Propp, 12, of Cinnaminson, N.J., right. Propp's poster is mounted at right on the bus shelter. In the distant left is Maya Levi's poster. Levi could not attend the ceremony.
The Center City District, a private-sector sponsored business improvement district dedicated to making Center City Philadelphia clean, safe and attractive, is committed to maintaining Center City's competitive edge as a regional employment center, a quality place to live, and a premier regional destination for dining, shopping and cultural attractions.