27th Annual Button Contest Winners

Overall Winner – Forest Rodrigues

 The Bristol 4th of July Committee’s Commemorative Button contest was held again this year for the 27th time. It was open to any Bristol student in grades K-12. The contest is divided into 3 categories based on school grade – K-5, 6-8 and 9-12. The winners were selected in a blind judging and the winner of each category receives $50.00. From the 3 category winners an overall winner was selected and that selection is the image which will appear on the Commemorative Button for the 233rd Celebration. 

The K-5 category was won by Sienna Ferreira, a 10 year old 4th grader at Colt-Andrews School. She is the daughter of Vanda and Agostinho Ferreira. In addition to being a budding artist Sienna is involved with modern dance, piano and gymnastics. Her explanation of her entry (although not part of her sketch) included the following: “The star represents all the states in our country. The butterfly represents our freedom. The fireworks and the balloon represent our commemoration for our Independence Day.”

The 9-12 category was won by Forest Rodriguez for the third consecutive year. Forest is a sophomore at LaSalle Academy and is the son of Suzanne and Edgardo Rodriguez. His twin brother, Hunter, had his artwork displayed on the 2011 and 2012 button. The winner’s additional interests include lacrosse, piano, chorus, playing saxophone in the concert band, the Bristol Community String Project and 4H. He also maintains honor student status in the classroom. 

The overall winner and whose entry is displayed on the 2018 Commemorative Button is Forest Rodriguez. He won an additional $75.00 for his efforts. 

Unfortunately there were not any entries from grades 6-8. 

Official Souvenirs

Chairman – Dudley Hallagan

For all inquires regarding the Souvenirs and the Button Contest, please contact the Souvenir Chairman.


The winner of each category will receive $50.00. The one overall winner will be chosen from the three category winners and will receive an additional $75.00. All category winners will receive an invitation to be in the Fourth of July parade. The prize money has been donated by 4th of July Committee member who wished to remain anonymous.


Past Button Contest Winners

Check out the previous Button Contest Winners.

Past Button Contest Winners