Who won the huskies? Junior Dispatch picks its winners

The votes are in! After a two-step selection process, the Junior Dispatch staff (which is really the staff of The York Dispatch) is ready to name the winners for our coloring contest.

Jordyn's winning entry in the coloring contest.

As first described in the contest rules, we were actually awarding two first prizes. Why? Because we had two amazingly cute stuffed animals to give away!

It’s a good thing that we did too, because out of the 60-plus entries, we ended up having a two-way tie for the top vote-getters.

The winners both submitted their entries through the York Jewish Community Center, and they are … (drum roll please!) …

  • Lexi, age 8
  • Jordyn, age 11

Congratulations to our two winners! We will be dropping those cute and adorable huskies off at the York JCC in a few days.

See all the entries in this slideshow.

More prizes: All the entrants to our coloring contest earned one of our mammoth-sized Junior Dispatch water bottles. If you entered the coloring contest through the library, a class or a daycare, we’ll soon be bringing you and your classmates water bottles. If you entered through the mail or e-mailed us an entry, you can come to the York Dispatch offices (205 North George St. in York, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.) and pick up a water bottle.

Lexi's winning entry in the coloring contest!

The details: The coloring contest was held in conjunction with our coverage of the 2012 Iditarod dog sled race and featured a scene inspired by our “Little White Fox” reading project.

The reading project features a kid-friendly story, videos, more coloring pages and other activities to promote reading.

You can learn more about the “Little White Fox” reading project here. Read our Iditarod coverage here.

How voting worked: After we collected all the 60-plus entries, we picked two staffers to each select their five favorites.

Then we posted the top ten entries and had all of our staffers vote for their three favorites.

The two coloring efforts by Jordyn and Lexi got the most votes and were declared the winners.

You can check out even more coloring pages here!

What’s next? We have a big contest planned for this summer. Keep an eye out for news on that coming soon!