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 Maysonet has been an English teacher, editor, columnist, and ghostwriter. A self-proclaimed geek, she loves reading fantasy, but prefers writing edgy, real-world fiction—as evidenced by her first novel, A WORK OF ART (Simon Pulse), which received a Starred Review from Kirkus, won the 2016 Hoffer Award for best fiction, and was named a Best Book of 2015 by YA Books Central.

2 Comments

  1. Stephanie   •  

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

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