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Childrens Art Contest

The 2018 Treasures of the Texas Coast Children's Art Contest have been chosen.  The grand prize winner was selected from the 40 overall winners and Finley White, a 5th grader from Jacob’s Well Elementary School in Wimberley won the prestigious prize package. Finley’s teacher, Jennifer Lewis will also receive a prize package as well.

The winning artwork will appear together in a 2019 calendar, which will be distributed throughout the state. This year's grand prize winner will receive two round-trip coach-class tickets from United Airlines or United Express to any destination in the 48 contiguous United States, Alaska, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America, one 7-night Caribbean cruise from Royal Caribbean International departing out of Galveston, Miami, Tampa, Ft. Lauderdale, Port Canaveral or Puerto Rico, and a class party at Schlitterbahn Waterpark in New Braunfels. The grand prize winner's teacher will also receive two round-trip coach-class tickets from United Airlines, and one 7-night Caribbean cruise courtesy of Royal Caribbean International. All 40 winners will receive a ticket to the USS Lexington in Corpus Christi, a ticket to the Houston Zoo, two all day passes to Schlitterbahn Waterpark in New Braunfels, prizes and a certificate of recognition from the Texas General Land Office and a calendar displaying the winning artwork. The winning artwork will be on display in the South Central Gallery at the state capitol May 22nd through 29th. Special thanks to Representative Abel Herrero for sponsoring the exhibit this year.


2018 Treasures of the Texas Coast Children’s Art Contest Winners:

Winner Name School Name City
K, 1st and 2nd Grades
Khloe Chi Settlers Way Elementary Sugar Land
Ela Erkenekli Settlers Way Elementary Sugar Land
Evan Feng Hanjie Arts Center Katy
Isabel He Roosevelt Alexander Elementary Katy
Haebin Kim Elsa England Elementary Austin
Donovan Marg Randall H. Fields Elementary San Antonio
Aliyah Martinez Driscoll ISD Driscoll
Sommer Spencer Beyond Limits Elementary Sinton
Teja Tahkku Keiko Davidson Elementary Katy
Lucy Tao Tom Wilson Elementary Katy

3rd – 4th Grades
Jamie Bong Blackland Prairie Elementary Round Rock
Maddie Bryl Plum Creek Elementary Joshua
Eva Li Roosevelt Alexander Elementary Katy
Molly Madsen Tyler Art School Tyler
Marijose Rosas Visual Arts Academy Brownsville
Ella Saenz St. Laurence Catholic School Sugar Land
Aamir Tinwala Falak Art Studio Coppell
Bella Vass Plum Creek Elementary Joshua
Richard Wang Private Art Studio Cedar Park
Merissa Zhang Hanjie Arts Center Katy

5th Grade
Clara Campbell Plum Creek Elementary Joshua
Bao Danh Park Place Elementary Houston
Elaina Dominy-Gillis Santa Fe Kubacak Elementary Santa Fe
Jenna Lozoya Driscoll ISD Driscoll
Victoria Ortega Park Place Elementary Houston
Jose Rosas Visual Arts Academy Brownsville
Jasmine Smith Stewart Elementary Kemah
Joi Speck Fulton 4-5 Learning Center Fulton
Jessica Wang Hanjie Arts Center Katy
*Finley White - Grand Prize Winner  Jacob’s Well Elementary Wimberley

6th Grade
Ashley Barragan Senator Eddie A. Lucio, Jr. Middle School Brownsville
Amelie Breton Pearson Ranch Middle School Austin
Gracie Ellis Woodgate Intermediate Woodway
Juliana Franco Beckendorff Junior High Katy
Mia Mabray Our Lady of Victory Catholic School Victoria
Gabby Rivers Marshall Middle School Beaumont
Kevin Shi Woodcreek Junior High Katy
Madelyn Smith St. Mary’s Catholic School Orange
Isabella Tran St. Mary’s Catholic School Orange
Meaghan Williams Private Instruction Corpus Christi
n the cover of the 2019 Adopt-A-Beach calendar, which will be distributed statewide. The artwork of all winners will be on public display in the South-Central Gallery of the Texas Capitol May 22nd - 29th for all visitors to view and appreciate. The exhibit will be sponsored by Texas State Representative Abel Herrero (District 34, Corpus Christi).

This year's grand prize winner will receive two round-trip coach-class tickets from United Airlines or United Express to any destination in the 48 contiguous United States, Alaska, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America, one 7-night Caribbean cruise from Royal Caribbean International departing out of Galveston, Miami, Tampa, Ft. Lauderdale, Port Canaveral or Puerto Rico, and a class party at Schlitterbahn Waterpark in New Braunfels.

The grand prize winner's teacher will also receive two round-trip coach-class tickets from United Airlines, and one 7-night Caribbean cruise courtesy of Royal Caribbean International. All 40 winners will receive a ticket to the USS Lexington in Corpus Christi, a ticket to the Houston Zoo, two all day passes to Schlitterbahn Waterpark in New Braunfels, prizes and a certificate of recognition from the Texas General Land Office and a calendar displaying the winning artwork.

Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush selected Finley's masterpiece from 2,480 entries submitted statewide. The annual competition encourages schoolchildren to learn more about the Texas coast and express what they have learned through their art. Open to grades K-6 across Texas, the contest motivates thousands of young artists each year.  

Winner Name

School Name

City

K, 1st and 2nd Grades

Khloe Chi

Settlers Way Elementary

Sugar Land

Ela Erkenekli

Settlers Way Elementary

Sugar Land

Evan Feng

Hanjie Arts Center

Katy

Isabel He

Roosevelt Alexander Elementary

Katy

Haebin Kim

Elsa England Elementary

Austin

Donovan Marg

Randall H. Fields Elementary

San Antonio

Aliyah Martinez

Driscoll ISD

Driscoll

Sommer Spencer

Beyond Limits Elementary

Sinton

Teja Tahkku

Keiko Davidson Elementary

Katy

Lucy Tao

Tom Wilson Elementary

Katy

3rd - 4th Grades

Jamie Bong

Blackland Prairie Elementary

Round Rock

Maddie Bryl

Plum Creek Elementary

Joshua

Eva Li

Roosevelt Alexander Elementary

Katy

Molly Madsen

Tyler Art School

Tyler

Marijose Rosas

Visual Arts Academy

Brownsville

Ella Saenz

St. Laurence Catholic School

Sugar Land

Aamir Tinwala

Falak Art Studio

Coppell

Bella Vass

Plum Creek Elementary

Joshua

Richard Wang

Private Art Studio

Cedar Park

Merissa Zhang

Hanjie Arts Center

Katy

5th Grade

Clara Campbell

Plum Creek Elementary

Joshua

Bao Danh

Park Place Elementary

Houston

Elaina Dominy-Gillis

Santa Fe Kubacak Elementary

Santa Fe

Jenna Lozoya

Driscoll ISD

Driscoll

Victoria Ortega

Park Place Elementary

Houston

Jose Rosas

Visual Arts Academy

Brownsville

Jasmine Smith

Stewart Elementary

Kemah

Joi Speck

Fulton 4-5 Learning Center

Fulton

Jessica Wang

Hanjie Arts Center

Katy

*Finley White
(Grand Prize Winner)

Jacob's Well Elementary

Wimberley

6th Grade

Ashley Barragan

Senator Eddie A. Lucio, Jr. Elementary

Brownsville

Amelie Breton

Pearson Ranch Middle School

Austin

Gracie Ellis

Woodgate Intermediate

Woodway

Juliana Franco

Beckendorff Junior High

Katy

Mia Mabray

Our Lady of Victory Catholic School

Victoria

Gabby Rivers

Marshall Middle School

Beaumont

Kevin Shi

Woodcreek Junior High

Katy

Madelyn Smith

St. Mary's Catholic School

Orange

Isabella Tran

St. Mary's Catholic School

Orange

Meaghan Williams

Private Instruction

Corpus Christi

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