This contest took place weeks after the National Plan, which addresses the stray dog problem, was announced.
The theme for that year was the Dog law.
Last year a drawing and coloring contest was organized for kindergarten children till the third grade with a theme: “Your favorite pet”.
This is the third year that a drawing contest is organized for children through their drawings express and learn about the Dog law.
Post Aruba N.V. will use the drawing of four children as stamps for 2022.
The deadline to submit the drawings was September 23, 2021.
The action committee received more than a thousand participation forms. On September 29, the judges chose 24 winners; for each school grade and theme, they chose a winner. Given the talent displayed by our children, the judges decided to nominate for each class a runner-up.
Thirty children, each with one adult, received an invitation to receive their gift at the government building and take pictures with Prime Minister Evelyn Wever-Croes, Minister Ursell Arends, and Minister Endy Croes.
The thirty children who received a gift are:
Children who received a “Love your dog” drawing contest 2021 gift
|Classes primary schools||Name|
|1st grade||Jason Croes|
|Richelly de Jongh|
|2nd grade||Indra Bito|
|Victoria Villegas Bravo|
|3rd grade||Liandra Kock|
|Valeska Pérez Santiago|
|4th grade||Jahyah Eisden|
|5th grade||Wimney Oduber|
|Evoleth Urdaneta Contreras|
|Anastasia de Palm|
|6th grade||Nathan Kelly|
The representatives of Post Aruba N.V. were also present to announce the four winners of the stamp design.
The four themes and winners “Love your dog” drawing contest 2021 are:
|Winners “Love your dog” drawing contest 2021|
|Nathan Kelly||Bathe your dog||St. Anna School||6th grade|
|Angel Shurumay||Play with your dog||St. Anna School||4th grade|
|Marianne Casafus||Your dog as part of your family||Scol Primario Kudawecha||5th grade|
|Evoleth Urdaneta Contreras||Dog on a leash||Maria School||5th grade|
The Prime minister of Aruba is happy with the committee's endeavor to instill respect for our Dog Law and the love of pets in our children.
The commission thanks everyone that contributed to the success of the contest and the schools that participated actively. Also, a thank goes to the parents who encouraged their children to participate.