Each year, the PRCUA Fraternal Department organizes a coloring contest to commemorate Polish American Heritage Month. The theme of this year’s contest was “Celebrating Nicolaus Copernicus.” 2023 marks the 550th anniversary of the birth of the outstanding Polish astronomer, mathematician, lawyer, doctor and economist. Polish children learn the saying “Wstrzymał słońce, ruszył ziemię. Polskie go wydało plemię,” which translates to “He halted the sun, and moved the earth. The Polish nation gave him birth.” The Polish people are very proud of Mikołaj Kopernik (as he’s known in Polish), who developed the theory that the earth was not the center of the universe, but rather one of many planets that rotate around its sun.
The contest was open to all members from ages 3 to 18 years. This was a record-breaking year; we received over 400 entries from multiple states, including Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, New York, and Pennsylvania. Three winners in seven age categories were selected during a blind judging by PRCUA Home Office employees. There were many beautiful entries, and our staff had some difficulty in choosing their favorites!
We wish to thank all the participants and congratulate the winners!
Winners are featured in the December edition of the Naród Polski newspaper. Click here to view the digital edition.
(Scroll down for a gallery of winning designs)