Winners announced in Young Artist Contest
The Cooper Young Business Association is proud to announce this year’s winners of the 2012 Young Artist Contest. This post-festival event is held annually to encourage the love of art in school age children.
The CYBA received 279 entries for the contest which had a theme of “Celebrating 25 Years of the Cooper-Young Festival.” A reception for winners and artists will be held at Peabody Elementary, 2086 Young Ave., from 6-7 p.m. during the Cooper-Young Night Out on Thursday, Nov. 1.
This free contest was open to children grades 1-12 all over Memphis and surrounding communities, and was sponsored by Lenny’s Sub Shop. All entries will be on exhibit for viewing in the cafeteria of Peabody School on the night of the reception.
Prizes will be awarded in the following categories: Three $500 First Place, Three $100 Second Place, Three $75 Third Place, and Three $50 Honorable Mention; one each for grades 1-4, grades 5-8, and grades 9-12. Lenny’s Sub Shop will provide refreshments for this event. This is a free, family-friendly art show. We encourage everyone to come and enjoy the talent of these fine young artists.
This year’s winners are:
First Place: Abigail Cassius, Grahamwood Elementary
Second Place: Ian Parish, Richland Elementary
Third Place: Manal Ahmad, Grahamwood Elementary
Honorable Mention: Caroline Solecki, Grahamwood Elementary
First Place: Kaylyn Webster, Colonial Middle School
Second Place: Arianna Kartaltepe, Colonial Middle School
Third Place: Lyrikal Jenkins, Colonial Middle School
Honorable Mention: Mikelle Graham, Grandview Middle School
First Place: Jeff Carter, White Station High School
Second Place: Kelsey Lawrence, White Station High School
Third Place: Gali Du, White Station High School
Honorable Mention: Ricky Moreno Espinosa, White Station High School