Childrens Art Contest

The 2017 Treasures of the Texas Coast Children's Art Contest have been chosen. The grand prize winner was selected from the 40 overall winners and Debbie Bong, a 6th grader from Ridgeview Middle School in Round Rock won the prestigious prize package. Debbie’s teacher, Kara Russell will also receive a prize package as well.

The winning artwork will appear together in a 2018 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 to any United destination in the 48 contiguous United States, Alaska, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean, 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 Texas State Aquarium 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 23rd through 30th.

2017 Treasures of the Texas Coast Children’s Art Contest Winners:

Winner Name School Name City
K, 1st and 2nd Grades
Meghana Akarapu Falak Art Studio Coppell
Daisy Chen Williams Elementary Katy
Eileen Chi Pattison Elementary Katy
Evan Feng Hanjie Arts Center Katy
Addison Hunt Our Lady of Victory Victoria
Sophia Lai Dallas Arts Studio Dallas
Kaiden Mui Seashore Learning Center Corpus Christi
Ella Shannon Our Lady of Victory Victoria
Jacob Spangenberg Hallettsville Elementary Hallettsville
Keida Willis Childress Elementary Childress
3rd – 4th Grades
Gabriella Bustamante Driscoll ISD Driscoll
Ailsa Cheng Roosevelt Alexander Elementary Katy
Mabel Dowell Dallas Arts Studio Dallas
Jayden Galvan Driscoll ISD Driscoll
Abbigayle Garcia Pineywoods Community Academy Lufkin
Vera Hsiang Windsor Park Elementary Corpus Christi
Kamryn Milam Carver Center Midland
Jose Rosas Episcopal Day School Brownsville
Joi Speck Fulton 4-5 Learning Center Fulton
Eric Zhang Roosevelt Alexander Elementary Katy
5th Grade
Laura “Corinne” Buchanan Morgan Mill ISD Morgan Mill
Taylor Checker Sandra Mossman Elementary League City
Jaeleah Galvan Driscoll ISD Driscoll
Kwincie Godfrey Sul Ross Elementary Bryan
Mia Mabray Our Lady of Victory Victoria
Meredith Ostos Morningside Elementary New Braunfels
Adam Roth White Oak Montessori Dallas
Kaylen Smith Our Lady of Victory Victoria
Tyanne Ugorji Ferris Intermediate Ferris
Meaghan Williams Dawson Elementary Corpus Christi
6th Grade
Sarina Alvarado Kelton ISD Wheeler
*Debbie Bong - Grand Prize Winner Ridgeview Middle School Round Rock
Jessica Chai Beckendorff Junior High Katy
Brooke Criner Grace Academy Dallas
Houston Jordan Fasken Elementary Midland
Abigail Kim Dallas Arts Studio Dallas
Cara McMillan River Valley Intermediate McGregor
Caden Nelson Kelton ISD Wheeler
Karsten Walker Murals & More Lumberton
Victoria Zhang Tays Junior High Katy