VITAC and WPSD Celebrate 26th Annual Holiday Art Contest

by: Johnathan Moore


WPSD Vitac Holiday Art Contest Winners

WPSD student finalists with Project Manager Crystal Hopkins, Director of Client Sales and Services
Debbie Hammond, and Marketing Specialist Johnathan Moore, respectively.


This year marks the 26th anniversary of VITAC and the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf‘s (@WPSD_LionPride) annual holiday tradition. Every year, students from the school submit artistic interpretations of a holiday theme and send them to our team here at VITAC headquarters, where the art is displayed for several days and employees vote for their favorites.

We choose multiple finalists and a grand prize winner, and recognize each with a certificate and cash prize during a presentation at the school’s December assembly. This year’s theme was “Elf”. The pep rally was wonderful, and we’re all very thankful for being invited year after year. See more photos of the event at WPSD’s Facebook.

We’re proud to announce our grand prize winner, Laura Cottrell! Laura received a certificate, a cash prize, and holiday cards featuring her artwork to send to her family and friends. Congratulations! Her art along with the finalists below:


WPSD VITAC Holiday Art Contest

Grand winner: Laura Cottrell, age 10

Jade_15Jade, age 15


Isabella, age 7


Morkos, age 12


Noah, age 12


Amy, age 10


Destiny, age 12


Fauntaye, age 17

Trenton_18Trenton, age 18