Ed. note: This was cross-posted from the Let's Move blog.
The White House held a poster competition and invited elementary and middle school students nationwide to submit poster designs for the 2012 Easter Egg Roll. Students from over 20 states submitted entries. First Lady Michelle Obama selected winning designs for the 2012 Official Easter Egg Roll program cover and 2012 Official Easter Egg Roll Poster. Posters will be handed out as a prize to children who win the Easter Egg Roll or Egg Hunt.
2012 Easter Egg Roll Program Cover Artwork
The program cover artwork was created by Breonna Bailey, a 7th grader from Macfarland Middle School in Washington DC. Breonna is 13 years old, and her favorite subject is reading. Her favorite book is Diary of a Whimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney.
2012 Easter Egg Roll Poster Artwork
Reed Preston Lindsey, a nine-year-old attending Anderson Elementary in Booneville, Mississippi, was the co-winner of the contest. His artwork was chosen as the 2012 Official Easter Egg Roll Poster. Reed won first place in the Mississippi Public Broadcasting writing contest two years in a row for writing and illustrating Roscoe Wants a Red Feather and Troy’s Next Stop……..Mars! respectively.
The 2012 Easter Egg Roll will be held on Monday, April 9th on the South Lawn of the White House. Poster contest submissions were asked to incorporate the event theme “Let’s Go, Let’s Play, Let’s Move”, promoting health and wellness in support of the First Lady’s Let’s Move! initiative, a national campaign to combat childhood obesity.
Source: White House.gov Blog Feed