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2018 Youth Art Contest Winners Announced
5/31/2018 11:43:46 AM
From MDWFP

JACKSON - The Visitor Education Center (VEC) received artwork from approximately 350 Mississippi students who participated in the 2018 North Mississippi Fish Hatchery Youth Art Contest. Congratulations to the first place winners, Diana Rodriguez, Emma McCord, Hung Tran, and Bryan Buckley! The artwork of the top finishers is available for viewing at www.mdwfp.com. The contest was sponsored by the Foundation for Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks.

The VEC is part of the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks North Mississippi Fish Hatchery and is located in Enid, MS at Exit 233 east off I-55. The VEC is the first and only facility of its kind in Mississippi. The Center features a native habitat area, a 10,000 gallon aquarium, interactive exhibits, displays, artifacts, fishing rodeo pond, gift shop, and gallery. All of these elements serve as entertaining and engaging learning experiences for all visitors, especially children.

Category IV: Ages 16 - 19

First Place:

Diana Rodriguez

"Red Bird Tree"

Clay Sculpture

Second Place:

Kailey Blair Jones

"Hanging Around"

Colored Pencil

Third Place:

William C. Whitfield

"Blue-Winged Teal"

Mixed Colored/Grey Pencil

 

Category III: Ages 12 - 15

 

 First Place:

Emma McCord

"Mississippi Cottontail"

Colored Pencil

  

Second Place:

Daisy Angelica Underwood

"The Cub in the Tree"

Acrylic

  

Third Place:

Madison Paul

"Mississippi Monarchs"

Pen and Ink with Watercolor Wash

 

Category II: Ages 8 - 11

First Place:

Hung Tran

"Bluegill Beauty"

Gyotaku Print with Pastels and Colored Pencils

Second Place:

Brian Burgess

"Whitetail Deer"

Crayon and Pencil

Third Place:

Fletcher Quick

"Turkey in the Creek"

Colored Pencil

 

Category I: Ages 5 - 7

 

First Place:

 Bryan Buckley

"Snake"

Colored/Grey Pencil

  

Second Place:

Zoey Johnson

"Adventures in Wildlife"

Crayon and Pencil

  

Third Place:

Malori McClain

"Owl"

Pencil and Crayon

 

 

Honorable Mentions

 

Dayla Hobson

"River Otter"

Colored Pencil

 

Alexis Brown

"Ocean Beauty"

Clay - Fired and Glazed 

 

Jackson Jenkins

"Don't Threaten Me"

Graphite

  

Bella Makamson

"Spring"

Colored Pencil

For more information visit www.mdwfp.com or call (601) 432-2200. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/mdwfp or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MDWFPonline.

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