Every year the team at MDNJ looks forward to the calendar contest.  Team members submit drawings made by their children which, if selected appear in the annual calendar.  The theme of the 2016 contest was “What It Means to be Iron Strong” to kick off MDNJ’s new logo/name change.  The 17 children that submitted pictures for this year’s contest did a fantastic job!

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 MDNJ Calendar Contest:

First Place Winner (Cover): Jennifer Phan (Thanh Phan)

January: Kaitlin Merlino (Gary Merlino)

February: Sajdah Qureshi (Salim Qureshi)

March: Ryan Allen (Ashlie Allen)

April: Ashlyn Leonard (Ben Leonard)

May: Daniel Merlino (Gary Merlino)

June: Angelina Tran (Vu Van Tran)

July: Diamond Autry (Bobby Alford)

August: Luke Merlino (Gary Merlino)

September: Phillip Phan (Than Phan)

October: Justin Tran (Vu Van Tran)

November: Olivia Leonard (Ben Leonard)

December: Ethan Tran (Vu Van Tran)

A contest would not be complete without prizes right?  The first place winner received a $50 Toys R Us gift card and 2 movie passes.  The children whose drawings to appear in the calendar received a $25 Toys R Us gift card.  Those children that submitted a drawing, but were not selected to appear in the calendar also received a $10 gift certificate.

Congratulations to this year’s winners!