Sunday, March 21, 2010

Goin' to Nationals!

For Father's Day last year, my daughter's gift to me was several artistic photos she had taken (see June 21, 2009 post). Later, she entered the one above ("A friend in the pool") into the local PTA Reflections art contest. She also entered the "babyface" pencil sketch featured in my November 17, 2009 post. Well, both of those pieces won their respective art competitions at the county level. Today we moved on to the State level competition held at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta.

She took Second Place in the "visual arts" category with the smiling baby rendering. With the pic above, however, she took First Place in the "photography" category for all high schooler's in the State and this photo now moves on to National level competition. Woohoo! My daughter's work accounted for two pieces of art out of almost 300 scattered through various categories considered at the State level. These 300 were culled from over 29,000 entires statewide. Only 24 students will represent Georgia in the National competition. Needless to say, my daughter is very pleased. She received a nice plaque, a classy blue ribbon, and a modest cash award. So, look out world, here she comes! Jennifer and I are so happy for her. You go girl!

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