Online voting begins today

Hagåtña, Guam – The Leon Guerrero-Tenorio Administration, in coordination with the Guam Economic Development Authority (GEDA) and the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS), today announced semi-finalists for the 2022 Guam Childcare Art Contest.  The Guam Childcare team received entries from elementary and middle school students across our island who submitted inspirational and creative artwork including paintings, drawings, computer-generated artwork, or coloring pages relating to the theme of Guam childcare. 

GEDA Deputy Director Carlos Bordallo, DPHSS Deputy Director Terry Aguon, CAHA Director Sandra Flores and GDOE Public Information Officer Michelle Franquez, were joined by local artists Josh Agerstrand, Kristine Bactad, Rosanna Dacanay, Austin Domingo, Tanya Kim, and Kersha Taitano as judges for the contest. The esteemed judges selected the following semi-finalists to advance to online voting with the potential to be selected for the coveted people’s choice award:

Elementary School Coloring:

Haley Brooke MantanonaHarvest Christian Academy
Almar D. SalomonSanta Barbara Catholic School
Sarah LegaspiSanta Barbara Catholic School
Selina Jane ArbiloSanta Barbara Catholic School
Cam ValdezSanta Barbara Catholic School
Camilla Isabell PalleraSanta Barbara Catholic School
Justin CuevasSanta Barbara Catholic School
Emilia M.M. FejeranSanta Barbara Catholic School
Alexy InocencioSanta Barbara Catholic School
LiamDear Tree Art Studio

Elementary School Art:

Amanda D. SalomonSanta Barbara Catholic SchoolGiving Care to Guam Children
Olivia DierkingBishop Baumgartner MemorialLove and Support
Andrea Chloe SorianoFinegayan Elementary SchoolKiko’s First day of Daycare

Middle School Art:

Bless Yhasmin FormentoSIFA-LACSFamily Care
Kurisma TupazSIFA-LACSFamily in the wild
Ella LosinioSIFA-LACSDotted Bliss
Hannah RosarioHarvest Christian AcademyFour Goodness Sake
Leanah Marie BondocSIFA-LACSTo build a future
Von BaySIFA-LACSFamily Portrait
Logan GandaoliSIFA-LACSKiko with Guam childcare
NiyaSIFA-LACSCaring tree
Keannarose NipochSIFA-LACSColorful craft
Sunny LeeSt. Paul 

The public is encouraged to view the semi-finalists’ artwork and can vote online daily at Art submissions will be on display at the Agana Shopping Center and contest winners will be announced the week of December 19th. Winners will receive a VIP package including a night stay at Pacific Islands Club – Guam, tickets to the Super American Circus and an art lesson at Art Beat Guam.

For more information, visit or contact GEDA at 671-647-4332.


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