For Immediate Release


Ed Levin

Publicity Director

Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta

Philadelphia, Pa (May 6, 2019) –The Dad Vail Regatta Organizing Committee (DVROC), organizers of the prestigious Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta, presented by Independence Blue Cross, Coca-Cola and PECO are pleased to announce the winners of the 17th Annual Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta Art Poster Contest staged this spring for budding young artists attending Philadelphia area public, private and parochial schools. 

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and Jim Hanna, President of the Dad Vail Regatta Organizing Committee will present the cash awards at a press conference on Friday, 

May 10 at 9 a.m. amidst the opening races of the 81st annual Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta.

Jim Hanna said, “The Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta is far more than a regatta and it is our pleasure to reward these students and give them a chance to showcase their artistic talents by way of our art poster contest.”

The contest, which challenges Philadelphia area high school students to best depict the Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta, North Americas largest and best-known collegiate regatta has five categories of prizes; Grand Prize, First Place, Second Place, Third Place and Honorable Mention.

Members of the Dad Vail Regatta Organizing Committee, The School District of Philadelphia, the Office of Catholic Education comprised the judging committee of the artwork.

At the conclusion of the awards ceremony, Mayor Kenney will be presented with a Dad Vail Regatta Organizing Committee check from Hanna, by way of a donation for the city’s summer rowing program for inner city youngsters, an annual practice which has  been followed for over almost twenty years. 

This program seeks to expose Philadelphia high school students to some of the benefits of rowing; discipline, camaraderie, loyalty, exceptional physical conditioning and teamwork.

The Winners of the 2019 Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta Art Poster Contest are:

Grand Prize

Justina Cahill, Archbishop Ryan 

First Place

Meghan Montoya, Archbishop Ryan

Second Place

Madolin Mast, Central High School

Third Place

Olivia C. Liebsh, Archbishop Wood

Honorable Mention

Valeria Ternavskaya, Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush

Jessica Mark, Central High School

Allison Beveridge, Archbishop Ryan

Abigail Woods, Archbishop Ryan

Ashley Hocking, Bishop Shanahan

Timothy Schluth, Archbishop Wood

About Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University)

Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) is a leader in transdisciplinary, experiential professional education. Jefferson, home of the Sidney Kimmel Medical College and the Kanbar College of Design, Engineering and Commerce, is now a comprehensive university delivering high-impact education in 160 undergraduate and graduate programs to 7,800 students in architecture, business, design, engineering, fashion, health, medicine, science and textiles. The new Jefferson is reimaging the higher education value proposition with an approach that is collaborative and active; increasingly global; integrated with industry; focused on research across disciplines to foster innovation and discovery; and technology-enhanced. Student-athletes compete as the Jefferson Rams in the NCAA Division II Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference.

Recommended Posts