Tropicana Properties called on inspiring artists at their apartment complexes to participate in a special chalk contest, titled “Color My World”. Residents at over 34 apartment complexes created unique art on the porches of their homes. They took photos of their artwork and shared on social media outlets for a chance to win cash prizes and the including the grand prize of $1,000.
Tropicana was able to coordinate with elected local officials Joe Moody, Cesar Blanco, and Mary Gonzalez to serve as judges for the contest. “What an amazing event to be a part of! The talent of all of the participants made judging very tough.”, commented Moody.
Tropicana Properties created this contest for several reasons, in an effort to bring positivity and solidarity while still doing something fun and all while remaining socially distant. Tropicana Properties wanted to help their tenants in a small way by creating this contest and award the winners with gift cards to local restaurants, to help other industries who may be struggling locally. “This is one way that we can give back to our community. It’s important to support local business and keep the morale of our tenants high during the current pandemic we are enduring”, said Demetrio Jimenez, President of Tropicana Properties.
All first-place winners were entered into a drawing for a chance to win $1,000. One lucky tenant, Adalay Hinojsa at Vinton Palms, was announced winner on Tropicana Properties’ Facebook page.
Here is a list of the winners:
1st Place – Lupe Barbosa, Burgundy Palms
2nd Place – Sania Correa, Capistrano Palms
3rd Place – Yahaira, Burgundy Palms
1st Place – Jacinda Juarez, Paseo Palms
2nd Place – Reyna Ordonez, Paseo Palms
3rd Place – Asia Dione Snively, Paseo Palms
1st Place – Adalay Hinojsa, Vinton Palms
2nd Place – Briana Perales, Canutillo Palms
3rd Place – Priscilla Gonzalez, Canutillo Palms
1st Place – Cynthia Pacheco, Verde Palms
2nd Place – Paulette Delgado, Verde Palms
3rd Place – Georgia Alvarez, Verde Palms
1st Place – Valeria Bertolli, Patriot Palms
2nd Place – Indi Gholston, Patriot Palms
3rd Place – Jocelyn Alvarado, Patriot Palms
1st Place – Jesus Marquez, Presidio Palms
2nd Place – Iridian Castaneda, Presidio Palms
3rd Place – Eric Almanzar, Presidio Palms
1st Place – Amanda Perez, River Palms
2nd Place – Aleesi Gttz, River Palms
3rd Place – Jenica Moya, River Palms
1st Place – Jonathan Hernandez, Three Palms
2nd Place – Aleesi Gttz, Brenda Torres
3rd Place – Dulce, Three Palms
1st Place – Amanda Enriquez, Americas Palms
2nd Place – Nohely Bernal, Americas Palms
3rd Place – Emily Silva, Americas Palms