First Place Winners of Imagine That's Anti-Bully Teamwork Contest:

Addie Overend, grade 9, Garden City Schools

Joey Hoffer, Grade 4, Manor Oaks School

Sanna Taylor, Grade 2, Hampton Street School

Pop Art Food Pillows

Outstanding art by Paula Dagen's daughters.

"My twins absolutely loved it!" -- Paula Dagen, Parent

Carrie's Painting

"The students and I love you! Where else can you create a Pollock inspired design and drip color on a cake?" -- Denise Klein, teacher, East Hampton High School

"Stunned and Startled" by Jessica Toner, age 8, published in Express Yourself!

A big thank you to Maura Burns who helped fasciliate the family drip painting workshops this summer.

Family works together to create drip painting

"It was a fabulous day! --Tamara Nemo

Celebrate African American history with art.

Mural inspires creative teamwork.

Incorporating school slogan and students' ideas, sketch for Lawrence MS mural designed Joyce Raimondo

Lawrence students brain storm ideas for their poster/murals using collage elements.

Inspired by Pollock and Krasner, students drip paint, -- then rip, cut, and collage shapes to express emotion and energy.

have a conversation about art with Joyce Raimondo

Anti-Bully Teamwork Contest Winners Announced

December 14, 2014

Tags: Art Contest, Anti-Bully, Teamwork, Character Education

This month, we announced the winners of Imagine That!'s first anti-bully art contest. The winners, in three age categories, will have their artworks printed as Imagine That! greeting cards. The net profit of cards sold will fund anti-bully art programs for students in need. The cards will be sold on our website beginning in January. You can see all of the contest winners and runners up on our facebook art gallery.

Rather than focus on negative bullying behavior, we offered this contest to promote positive character through art. The contest challenged young artists, grades k-12, to create images of people working or playing together exploring the theme of teamwork. I was moved by the varied expressions of artwork submitted by students from New York to as far as Oregon! We thank all of the participants for their contributions and the efforts of art teachers who submitted their students' works. Special thanks to our guest judges, Helen Harrison, Pearl Rosen Golden, Barbara Imperiale, and Rosemary Markowsky. The anti-bully art contest will be an annual event at Imagine That! I love delivering good news!