The ARS has just held its third Student Cover Art Contest. We are grateful to all of the teachers who encouraged their students to prepare artwork featuring the recorder and kept on top of the deadline. Entries were received from eighteen different schools in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania and South Carolina. From the 314 pieces of art work submitted, finalists were chosen by a panel of art judges and the winners were selected by the ARS board of directors at their March board meeting in St. Louis.
The winner of the Student Cover Art Contest was Jaimin Keliiho’omalu, an 8th grader from Kapolei Middle School in Kapolei, Hawaii. Jaimin's winning artwork (shown at left) will be featured on the front cover of the Fall (Sept) American Recorder magazine. His teacher is Daryle Mishina.
Second Place went to Eliana Bohn, a 5th grader at Mountain View School in Santa Barbara, California. Her teacher is Sara DiSalvo.
Third place went to Annabelle S.D., a 4th grader from Coyote Hills Elementary in Aurora Colorado. Annabelle's music teacher is Paul Cribari and her art teacher is Rob Hay.
Honorable Mentions were selected from each grade.
3rd grade Ariana K of Wren Hollow Elementary School in Ballwin, MO
4th grade Allison E. of Coyote Hills Elementary in Aurora CO
5th grade Logan Tracy of Santa Fe Elementary in Waverly, MO
6th grade Amelia Brago of Saint Mary School in Vineland, NJ
7th grade Clarinda Mersiowsky of Scottsdale Preparatory Academy in Scottsdale, AZ
8th grade AJ Nielsen of Scottsdale Preparatory Academy in Scottsdale, AZ.
Special recognition goes to Kit Stout of St. Mary's Regional School in Vineland, NJ for encouraging their students to participate for the third year in a row. A special thanks goes to Samantha Stout of Wren Elementary in Ballwin, MO for setting a new record of entries from her school, 154 in total.
Congratulations to all of the children who submitted artwork as well as their teachers.
Click here for all the 2013 winners and a link to all entries.