Congratulations to the winners of the Tosa’s All-City Read A Man Called Ove-inspired Essay Contest and Visual Arts Contest.
ESSAY CONTEST THEME: NEIGHBORS
In A Man Called Ove, a grumpy but loveable curmudgeon finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next door. Considering this year’s theme of “neighbors,” contestants were invited to write about their own personal neighbor stories—either actual or fiction. The Contest was open to Wauwatosa residents and students who attend a Wauwatosa public or private school. Prizes were given to winners in four categories:
Grades 3-5 Prizes: First – $30, Second – $20
Grades 6-8 Prizes: First – $50, Second – $30
Grades 9-12 Prizes: First – $75, Second – $40
Adult (18+) Prizes: First – $100, Second – $60
VISUAL ARTS CONTEST
Artists were asked to create an original visual response to the themes in the story using any medium, including paint, pen and ink, pencil, pastel, sculpture, ceramics, fiber, printmaking or digital media. Response were to incorporate at least one of the following themes (grief, aging, order vs. disorder, community, diversity, destiny, acceptance, change) and one or more plot elements (a happy memory, a tragic accident, a colorful neighbor, a misfit, a solid structure, a stray cat, cars and/or train, Swedish and/or Persian culture).
First prize: Sophia Sherry (Madison Elementary), “Untitled”