Winners of annual Hormel Food Holiday Card Contest announced; Austin second grader wins grand prize

Published 8:05 am Thursday, November 29, 2018

Hormel Foods announced the winners of the company’s annual Holiday Card Contest for dependent children of active team members.

The grand-prize winner of the contest is Greta Kosel. Greta is a second grader in Austin, Minnesota, and is the daughter of Wendy Kosel and Daniel Kosel, chain accounts manager for foodservice at the Corporate Office. Greta’s artwork, titled “Snowman at Night,” was designed using paint, oil, pastels and paper. In her free time, Greta enjoys craft projects, gymnastics and dance.

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The runners-up are Anne Moellers and Caitlin Drees.

Austin second-grader Greta Kosel is the winner of this year’s Hormel Food Holiday Card Contest. Her picture is titled “Snowman at Night.”

Anne is a freshman in college from Little Rock, Arkansas, and is the daughter of Robert Moellers, manager of industrial engineering at Skippy Foods, and Diane Moellers. Anne’s artwork, titled “Tinseled Trees,” was designed using black marker, watercolor and glitter glue. In her free time, Anne enjoys camping, playing piano and guitar, and playing basketball.

Runner-up Anne Moellers of Little Rock, Arkansas. “Tinseled Trees.”

Caitlin is a ninth grader in Austin, Minnesota, and is the child of Peggy Drees and Neil Drees, manager of data center and computing platforms at the Corporate Office. Caitlin’s artwork, titled “Snow Ball,” was designed using crayon, pencil, watercolor and acrylic paint. In her free time, Caitlin enjoys 4-H, art and crocheting.

Runner-up Caitlin Drees, from Austin. “Snow Ball.”

The winning artworks are being used as the 2018 holiday card images to send seasonal greetings to thousands of Hormel Foods customers and contacts. The artwork was selected by a panel of judges that included representatives of the Hormel Foods executive team.

A $500 donation will be made to a nonprofit organization in honor of Greta’s winning entry, and organizations named by the two runners up will each receive a $100 donation. These donations are sent directly to the organizations, which are typically schools, and are applied to the cost of art materials, art supplies or art education.