The first-ever, state-wide art contest was a huge success! We are grateful so many of Mississippi’s talented students submitted work to be reviewed by our staff. And now, we present you an exhibition of winners from the 2020 contest. First, second and third place winners were selected in the following art categories: Literary (creative writing), Theatre, Vocal Music, Visual Arts, Dance, and Media (filmmaking).

Literary

1st Place: Zara Ahmed
Ocean Springs High School

“Contemplation”

2nd Place: Neely Grantham
Hernando Middle School

“The Withered Willow”

3rd Place: Sofia Pamudji
Sumner Jr. High School

“Leaves”


Theatre

1st Place: Grace Travis
Laurel Christian High School

2nd Place: Hannah Lockett
Oak Grove High School

3rd Place: Abbie Skarzenski
Pearl River Central High School


Vocal Music

1st Place: Grace Travis
Laurel Christian High School

2nd Place: Molly Morgan
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3rd Place: Averi Cockrell
West Jones Elementary


Visual

1st Place: Jaliyah Bell
Bailey Academic & Performing Arts Complex (APAC)

2nd Place: Ahnnah Newell
Homeschool

3rd Place: Syd Gildea
Ocean Springs High School


Dance

1st Place: Alyssa Metcalf
Southeast High School

2nd Place: Gabrielle Coleman
Power Academic & Performing Arts Complex

3rd Place: Grace Travis
Laurel Christian School


Media

1st Place: Jude Williams
West Jones Elementary

2nd Place: Cierra Brown
Oak Grove High School

3rd Place: Benjamin Taylor
Oxford High School