FORT WORTH, TEXAS, January 4, 2017 – Approximately 1,200 young artists recently competed in an exciting contest reflecting the spirit and semblance of the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo and its legendary western heritage. Entrants came from 131 schools from as far as Presidio, Texas – 550 miles away. Vying for awards, college scholarships and cash prizes, the contest offers five divisions for individual entries, three classroom divisions and a special, three-dimensional, division for high school students. Winning pieces will be showcased in the Amon G. Carter Jr Exhibits Hall during the 23-day run of the Stock Show, with the remaining artworks exhibited at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History and the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame.
A panel of professional artists and educators judged the contest. Besides winners in each division, overall awards are bestowed on the following top six contestants:
- Arden Johnson, All Saints’ Episcopal (Fort Worth) – Grand Champion
- Martha Galan, Sam Rayburn High (Pasadena) – Reserve Grand Champion
- Hannah Smith, Granbury High School (Granbury) – 1st place
- Isabel Logan, All Saints’ Episcopal (Fort Worth) – 2nd place
- Cori Greenfield, All Saints’ Episcopal (Fort Worth) – 3rd place
- Catherine Nguyen, Frank Dobie High School (Houston) – 4th place
On January 7, the Junior League of Fort Worth will host an on-line auction where these winners can increase their scholarship earnings up to $10,000.
Contest sponsors include: Amon G. Carter Foundation; Ann and Carol Rhodes Charitable Trust; Debbie and Albon Head; Kelly, Hart & Hallman; Rebecca and Jon Brumley; Steve Flory; and Wortham Insurance & Risk Management.
Twenty-three days of fun-filled entertainment is on tap from January 13 through February 4 at the legendary Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo. Get your tickets today and enjoy a fun-filled western heritage experience. For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.fwssr.com. Ordering tickets is also made easy by calling (817) 877-2420. Get ready for Prime Time – get out to the legendary Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo.