The Cooper-Young Business Association is proud to announce this year’s winners of the 2011 Young Artist Contest. This post-Festival event is held annually to encourage the love of art in school age children. The CYBA received 266 entries for the contest which had a theme of “Communities Going Green.” A reception for winners and artists was held at Peabody Elementary located on Thursday, November 3.
This free contest is open to children from all over Memphis and the surrounding communities, grades 1-12, and is sponsored by Lenny’s Sub Shop. Contestants competed against students in one of three grade level divisions: grades 1-4, grades 5-8, and grades 9-12. Prizes are awarded in each division in the following categories: $500 first place, $100 second place, $75 third place, and $50 honorable mention. These scholarship bonds were presented to all contest winners on the evening of the reception. Lenny’s Sub Shop provided refreshments, and the whole community was invited to view the art and meet the winners.
This year’s winners are:
First Place – Antrell Kendrick, Grandview Heights Elementary
Second Place – Abigail Cassius, Grahamwood Elementary
Third Place – Amanda Cassius, Grahamwood Elementary
Honorable Mention – Jonathan Johnson, Presbyterian Day School
First Place – Edgar Guerrero, Colonial Middle School
Second Place – Amelia Brittain, Grahamwood Elementary
Third Place – Kaylre Franklin, Graceland Elementary
Honorable Mention – Dori Hardage, home school student
First Place – William Ross Harvell, Christian Brothers High School
Second Place – James Ward, Wooddale High School
Third Place – MeKAyla Swain, Wooddale High School
Honorable Mention – Noe Suavez, Kingsbury High School