Amandeep Kaur, Monika Monika, Jackie ImesonSecond-place finisher Amandeep Kaur and champion Monika Monika accept congratulations from Jackie Imeson on their hand-painted eggs, prize-winners in a decorating contest held Tuesday by the Campus Bookstore. It was the first time either student had decorated an egg.

Sunny side up: tropical scene wins egg decorating contest

Monika Monika paints a good egg.

Her design, depicting a tropical scene and titled “Life on Earth,” took top honours in the Campus Bookstore’s egg decorating contest Tuesday. A master’s student of applied computing, she received a $100 UWindsor gift card.

“An egg is full of life, so I just wanted to show that,” she said.

Bookstore marketing co-ordinator Martin Deck said it was difficult to pick just one winner.

“We had so many good entries,” he said. “There’s a lot of talent on this campus!”

The activity was intended to take students’ minds off the pressures of schoolwork, Deck said: “We just thought it would be a de-stressor as they prepare for final exams.”

Participation exceeded his expectations, as did the gusto with which students threw themselves into the task.

“We want to thank all the students who coloured eggs for our contest,” said Deck. “We appreciate your enthusiasm!”

Runners-up Amandeep Kaur and Kitu Turcas each received a $25 gift card.