Chag Sameach! May light and love fill your holidays.
The Detroit Jewish News received so many beautiful and creative submissions for our cover art contest that it was hard to choose a winner. However, Emily Miller’s submission did stand out, not only because it’s beautifully drawn (which it is!) but because of the feeling of family and warmth her drawing evoked. That’s what holidays are about — family — and we think she illustrated that sentiment so well. We’re glad to have it as our cover.
Emily is 12 and lives in Birmingham. She is a seventh-grader at Hillel Day School in Farmington Hills and said she likes “drawing in general.”
She set out to combine several smaller elements into her drawing. “I included the Torah to represent Judaism,” she said. “My aunt recently had a baby, so I wanted to incorporate something about generations,” she said of the clasped hands.
“I also love the way the light of the menorah shines on your face,” she said. “Then I used the Jewish star to combine all the drawings.”
Emily will receive $100, which she said she plans to save.
All of the other winners of our contest will receive $18. We thank everyone for participating.
Happy Chanukah from everyone at the JN.
Emily Miller, 12, of Birmingham
5 and Under
First Place: Lucy Gottsegen, 4, of West Bloomfield
Second Place: Ma’ayan Bernhardt, 5, of West Bloomfield
Third Place: Alex Lipson, 5, of West Bloomfield
Honorable Mention: Hilla Maine, 5, of West Bloomfield
First Place: Joshua Rodner, 9, of Bloomfield Hills
Second Place: Sophie Gottlib, 9, of Southfield
Third Place: Isabella Moses, 9, of Huntington Woods
Honorable Mention: Leah Gottfried, 8, of Southfield
First Place: Zoey Love Hill, 10, of Beverly Hills
Second Place: Ava Federman, 10, of Bloomfield Hills
Third Place: Asher Brode, 12, of Bloomfield Hills
Honorable Mention: Jack Friedman, 10, of Southfield
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Under 5 Gallery
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