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

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