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Rio Grande Valley Children's Arts Festival

WINNERS have been announced! Congratulations to Daniela Flores, 10, and Chloe Salazar, 8, for being selected as grand prize winners in the 2020-21 RGV Children’s Arts Festival! Each of them will get to take her family for a week-long stay at South Padre Island.

P.S. — If you entered and didn’t win, you can enter again each year as long as you are not older than 12. Daniela had been a finalist in a previous year, and she didn’t give up. She kept trying each year, and her persistence finally paid off!

We plan to launch a new year of the festival in September with all-new questions to answer. Stay tuned!

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

KVEO was there to cover the exciting news of the winner announcements!

KVEO covered both winners being announced!
Port Isabel South Padre Press April 2021
The Monitor 4/11/2021
Coastal Current: April 9, 2021

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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