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The 11 winners have been announced for the Taylor Farmer’s Market Youth Art Competition, sponsored by MI Custom Signs and the Downriver Council of the Arts.
Children entered in three age groups: 5-8 years old, 9-12 years old and 13-18 years old. In each category, the top three awardees were honored. All of the artwork was displayed during the opening day of the farmer’s market, and were voted on by market patrons. In addition, a “Farmer’s Market Choice” was selected by Market Manager Thom Ouellette and a “Most Creative Award” was picked by Kimber Dorton and Karl Ziomek, members of the City Hall staff and the Taylor Farmer’s Market Committee.
The winners are as follows:
1 - Melanie Krapohl, Kinyon Elementary School, “Cuteness”
2 - Jocelyn Korby, Blair Moody Elementary School, “Happy Solar System”
3 - Nathan Fraunfelter, Kinyon Elementary School, “Ocean Fish”
1 - Bryana Bowens, Randall Elementary School, “Animal Extreme”
2 - Nathan Stamper, West Middle School, “Night Owl”
3 - Aidan Zirkle, Eureka Heights Elementary School, “T-Rex Break Out”
1 - Austin Gignac, Truman High School, “A Study in Rose”
2 - Chloe Krapohl, West Middle School, “Experiment G26”
3 - Ashley Ruiz, Kennedy High School, “Ezra Miller”
Farmer’s Market Winner:
Valencia Stewart, Kinyon Elementary School, “The Market”
Most Creative Winner:
Trinity Singleton, Eureka Heights Elementary School, “Solar Sisters”
First-place prizes received iPad minis, $20 gift certificates to Pips Paint Pub and a Taylor Recreation basket. Second-place awards were two tickets to Greenfield Village and a Taylor Recreation basket. Third-place winners received a Taylor Recreation basket. The specialty awards for "most creative" and "Farmer’s Market Choice, with the prize being a summer camp gift certificate from the Council for the Arts. All artists who entered will receive a prize (Northwest Pool pass, splash pad pass or batting cage pass).
The winners will be displayed at City Hall during the summer.