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Rio Grande Valley Children's Arts Festival

It’s time for RGV kids to start working on their entries for the RGV Children’s Arts Festival! Kids ages 5-12 who live or attend school in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas are eligible to enter! This is the NINTH for the festival in the Valley. As always, it is an ALL-VIRTUAL festival. Get started by requesting the guidelines, entry form and festival questions HERE.

NO FEE TO ENTER — ENTRY DEADLINE: December 9, 2020 — Two Valley Children will WIN a WEEK at South Padre Island!

Valley businesses and individuals may wish to help support this festival by sponsoring. More info on sponsoring HERE.

RGV kids can now enter the 2020-21 RGV Children’s Arts Festival. Let’s do this!

The Monitor (McAllen), September 2020

The Monitor -- 9/13/2020

Coastal Current, September 2020

Coastal Current: September 2020

Texas Border Business, October 2020

Texas Border Business -- Oct. 2020

It was a long time to wait. Ana entered the RGV Children’s Arts Festival last fall, when she was still 10 years old. Finally in July, she was surprised to learn that she is one of the 2019-20 winners! See what happened when she found out in this video >>>

Winning art and writing by Ana Ponce


Ana Ponce, now 11 years old, was 10 when she entered the RGV Children’s Arts Festival with this beautiful painting and written answer to this question based on John 11:47-57 — Why did religious leaders want to kill Jesus? On July 13, she was surprised to find out that she had WON! She and her family are now enjoying her prize: a WEEK at Isla Grand Beach Resort in South Padre Island. 

As part of her prize package, Ana received a fused-glass rendering of her art courtesy of Yoli Cantu of McAllen Stained Glass. Ana will also get to take three friends there for a fused glass workshop.

Ana is so happy and thankful. She stated that her only regret is that she won’t be able to win again. 🙂 

View video below to see the news story that was done in Spanish for the Matamoros TV station Televisa.

Seven-year-old Mollie Mae Hernandez got a big surprise when she found out she had WON a week-long family vacation at South Padre Island through her entries into the RGV Children’s Arts Festival! Watch what happened on the trip she won to South Padre Island… 

Look who’s on TV! Here’s what Channel 4’s news story of the big announcement looked like! >>>>

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