Winners for the 2018/2019 Youth Art Month Flag Contest Announced
Congratulations to Autumn Winters, a ninth grader from Suitland High School in Prince George's County, who is the overall winner for this year's Youth Art Month (YAM) Flag Contest! Autumn’s art teacher is Ms. Amanda Espina. Autumn’s design will be made into a flag which will be on display at the National Art Education Association’s convention in Boston in March. In addition, Autumn will receive a check for $1,000, and Ms. Espina will receive $1,500 in classroom art supplies, provided by Sargent Art.
Youth Art Month is a national celebration sponsored by Council for Art Education & Sargent Art. The annual celebration, which takes place in March, emphasizes the value of art education for all children and encourages support for quality art programs in state schools.
The High School level winner is Kimberly Zepeda Garcia. She is a 10th grader at Parkville High School in Baltimore County. Her art teacher is Mr. Matt Duvall.
The Middle School level winner is 7th grader Danielle Coore from Milton M. Somers Middle School in La Plata, Charles County. Her teacher is Mr. Richard Ivanac.
The Elementary level winner is 3rd grader Evelyn Epstein from Summit Park Elementary School in Pikesville, Baltimore County. Her art teacher is Ms. Stacy Bentley.
Each of the grade level winners will receive $100 in art supplies, and their art teachers will receive $300 in classroom supplies from Sargent Art.
Two High School entries received Honorable Mentions: Rebeca Fuquen, an 11th grader from Annapolis High School, Anne Arundel County whose art teacher is Ms. Erin Morris; and Madeline Moore, a 9th grader from Seneca Valley High School in Montgomery County, whose art teacher is Ms. Katherine Hess.
All of these student's designs are on display online at https://www.marylandarted.org/yam.
MAEA would like to thank Sargent Art for supplying prizes for this year's contest.