Winners Announced for A WORK OF ART Teen Art Contest

For the teen art contest at my book-launch party, I asked teens to draw or paint one of two things:

(1) A self-portrait. One of the book’s themes is about how we see ourselves. Tera, the main character, paints a number of self-portraits, and in each one, she sees herself in a different way.

(2) A secret. In the book, Tera draws a secret as “a black wad in a girl’s stomach. A black wad with tiny teeth” that gnaws at her. Teens were asked to draw what a secret looks like to them.

Party guests enjoyed viewing all of the amazing art—36 entries in all. A total of 64 people voted, and Hannah Stevens’ self-portrait was the clear winner. Second place went to Hayley Cho. We had a tie for third place between Anette Mago and Imani Bryant, and we had four honorable mentions. (See below.) First, second, and third-place winners each received a signed copy of A Work of Art and a Michaels gift card. Honorable Mentions also received a signed copy of A Work of Art. Congratulations to all the winners! South Florida has some truly talented teen artists!

1st place (600x800)

First Place: Hannah Stevens, from North Broward Preparatory School, Coconut Creek, FL

 

2nd place (800x600)

Second Place: Hayley Cho, from North Broward Preparatory School, Coconut Creek, FL

 

3rd place-Imani Bryant (1) (600x800)

Third Place (tie): Imani Bryant from Atlantic Technical HS in Coconut Creek, FL

 

3rd place-Anette Mago (2) (800x600)

Third Place (tie): Anette Mago from Pembroke Pines Charter High School in Fort Lauderdale, FL

 

HM 1 (600x800)

Honorable Mention (1): Dylan Fox-Snider from North Broward Preparatory School, Coconut Creek, FL

 

HM 2 (800x600)

Honorable Mention (2): Junyu Chen (Change), from North Broward Preparatory School, Coconut Creek, FL

 

 

HM 4 (600x800)

Honorable Mention (4): Andres Duarte, from North Broward Preparatory School, Coconut Creek, FL

 

Melody Maysonet

Melody has been an English teacher, editor, and ghostwriter. Now she devotes most of her time to writing fiction for young adults. She lives in Coconut Creek, Florida, with her husband and son. Her debut novel, A Work of Art (Merit Press) is out in stores now.

2 Comments

  1. Stephanie   •  

    Blown away by this art. Every one of these is amazing.

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