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2022 Art Contest Winners Announced

The 16th annual LendingTree Bowl’s art contest came to an end on October 26. This year’s theme, “Muses of Mobile,” aimed to capture inspirational aspects of the Mobile community. The contest was open to broad interpretations to allow students creativity in their designs. Contestants chose to create artwork that depicted cultural events, celebrated holidays, or individuals who have made an impact on the port city.

Each student will receive a cash donation to their schools’ art program. The total contribution for the art competition will be $1800. Since 2007, the LendingTree Bowl has contributed $28,800 to local schools’ art programs. Art Contest sponsors will award the winning students’ gift cards from Southern Arts & Framing and Foosackley’s. They will also receive Bowl game tickets for themselves and family members from the LendingTree Bowl. Winners will be announced at the Bowl’s award banquet, where each student’s artwork will be acknowledged. The overall first place winner’s artwork will be featured on the cover of this year’s game day program.

The competition was divided into three categories to allow various ages to compete amongst their peers. Among each category, the top three were selected based on the originality, creativity, quality, and relation to the theme.

We received submissions from 13 schools in Mobile and Baldwin Counties. The submissions contained various perspectives and interpretations of this year’s theme. Winners were selected on Oct. 28 from judge, Ms. Nancy Raia from Eastern Shore Art Center. The selected winners are as follows:

6th-8th Grade Winners:

1st Place                              Addison Bonds                                 Causey Middle School

2nd Place                             Carrington Crittenden                     Barton Academy

3rd Place                              Deigan Sanders                               Barton Academy

9th and 10th Grade Winners:

1st Place                              Ria Amtha                                        Barton Academy

2nd Place                             Anabelle Dosher                             Fairhope High School

3rd Place                              Jennifer Ross                                   Saraland High School

11th and 12th Grade Winners

1st Place                              Sammy McLaughlin                         Daphne High School

2nd Place                             Amelia Webb                                   St. Paul’s Episcopal

3rd Place                              Nyla Rodrigues                               St. Paul’s Episcopal

Honorable Mentions

6-8th                                     Allison Torres                                 Alba Middle School

9th and 10th                       Josie McKenzie                                Fairhope High School

11th and 12th                    Racheal Vigil                                    Theodore High School

The winning artworks can be viewed on our social media. The bowl is grateful to create a community event geared towards the young adults in our region, and providing a foundation for students to showcase their art talents.