CFC-O names winners of annual art contest

Courtesy of the CFC-O

The Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas announced the winners of the 2013 CFC-O Department of Defense Dependents Schools Elementary School Art Contest. Due to the talent and quantity of artwork received, contest judges expanded the designation of winners from one grand prize winner in each grade to a first through third place
winner in each division, kindergarten through fifth grade.

Special congratulations to two local winners from Ramstein Elementary School:

Emma Echard, who received first place in the fourth-grade division, and Julia Wolfe, who received third place in the fourth-grade division.

The complete list of 18 winners along with photos of their artwork can be found at

Overseas DODDS contestants submitted original artwork to help inspire charitable giving through the CFC-O, tailoring their drawings to illustrate the contest theme “Serve to Honor Your Country. Give Because You Care.” Hundreds of submissions were received from more than 15 schools. Contestants were judged by a panel of DOD members based in Washington, D.C.

First place winners in each grade will receive a framed copy of their original artwork, and all participants in the contest will receive an award certificate signed by
Victoria Adams, the executive director of the CFC-O, and a participation sticker. In addition to being posted on the CFC-O website, winning artwork will be featured in CFC-O promotional materials throughout the 2013 campaign.


About the CFC and CFC-O 

The Combined Federal Campaign is the only authorized charitable-giving drive for employees in the federal workplace. Established by executive order in 1961, it continues to be the largest and most successful workplace fundraising model in the world. Over the years, the CFC has become a powerful way to help neighbors in need around the corner, across the nation and around the world.

The dedicated uniformed and civilian personnel serving overseas connect with the CFC through the Department of Defense Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas. The CFC-O, administered by Global Impact, is one of the most successful charitable workplace giving campaigns in the world. The five overseas combatant commands pledged more than $13.6 million in 2012 to provide life‑saving and life-enriching services benefiting millions of people.

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