By Tamara Cook
The Cooper Young Business Association is proud to announce this year’s winners of the 2014 Young Artist Contest.
This post-festival event is held annually to encourage the love of art in school age children residing in the Mid-South. The CYBA received 183 entries from throughout the county for the contest, which had a theme of “Cooper-Young: Historically Hip.” A reception for winners was held at Peabody Elementary located at 2086 Young Avenue on Thursday, November 6, 2014.
This contest is open to children, all over Memphis and surrounding communities, grades 1-12 and is sponsored by Evolve Bank and Trust. First, second, third, and honorable mention prizes were awarded in three grade brackets: 1st-4th, 5th-8th, and 9th-12th. First place winners received $500, second place $100, third place $75, and honorable mention $50.
This year’s winners are:
First Place: Emelia Wee, Riverdale Elementary
Second Place: Meg He, Riverdale Elementary
Third Place: Jed Steward, Peabody Elementary
Honorable Mention: Tyler Malone, Macon-Hall Elementary
First Place: Chelsi Toombs, Colonial Middle
Second Place: Ashley Traylor, Snowden School
Third Place: Deunte Montague, Willow Oaks Elementary
Honorable Mention: Jacqueline Jones, Colonial Middle
First Place: Marcos Salamanca, Wooddale High School
Second Place: Fabian Lopez, Oakhaven High School
Third Place: Kenneth Pendleton, Jr., Central High School
Honorable Mention: Jafa Saeidi, Central High School