Alexis Dibben of Oxford Mills has won top honours in her age group in an Ontario Government art contest. The Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry held their 18th annual provincial Kids’ Fish Art contest, in which contestants were asked to draw and colour an original picture, and submit a brief essay about any fish species native to Ontario. The Ministry received 324 applications for the contest.
Alexis was the winner in the grade 7-9 category for her artwork entitled Winner Winner There’s My Dinner. She drew a picture of a Largemouth Bass and Sunfish. Winners were also chosen in both grade 10-12 (Sophie Nazari of Richmond Hill), and grade 4-6 (Jennifer Gerardi of Brampton).
All the winners will receive fishing gear from Lucky Strike Baitworks and classroom art supplies from Staedtler Mars. They also have the chance to have their artwork submitted for an international competition.
Congratulations to Alexis for doing so well, especially given the number of contestants in her category.