Katy-Fulshear Students Win Statewide Art Contest

| June 1, 2016

Karen Cui’s winning artwork in the 5th grade categoery.

Karen Cui’s winning artwork in the 5th grade categoery.

Annual Adopt-A-Beach Treasures Of The Texas Coast Children’s Art Contest Attracted 5,000 Entries

Audrey Li and Elton Huang, students at Roosevelt Alexander Elementary School in Katy, and Karen Cui, student at Randolf Elementary in Fulshear, won the 2016 Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Treasures of the Texas Coast Children’s Art Contest. Li was the K-2nd grade winner; Huang the 3-4th grade winner and Cui the 5th grade winner. Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush select­ed their art from more than 5,000 entries submitted statewide. The annual competition encourages schoolchildren to learn more about the Texas coast and express what they’ve learned through their art. Open to grades K-6 across Texas, the contest motivates thousands of young artists each year.

“With more than 5,000 entries statewide, the 20th anniversary of the Treasures of the Texas Coast Children’s Art Contest has broken all previous records,” Bush said. “This contest is a great way for young Texans to learn about the natural beauty of our precious coast and to demonstrate their creativity. Having so many young artists participate this year made the decision especially difficult.”

Li’s, Huang’s and Cui’s artwork, along with the grand prize winner and 37 other winners, will appear in the 2017 Adopt-A-Beach calendar. The artwork of all winners will be on public display in the South Central Gallery of the Texas Capitol May 24-31. The exhibit will be sponsored by Representative Wayne Faircloth (HD 23, Galveston).

Ten winners were chosen from each of four grade-level categories (K-2nd, 3rd-4th, 5th-6th) for a total of 40 winners. All winners will receive a ticket to the Texas State Aquarium in Corpus Christi, a ticket to the Exhibit Hall at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, a ticket to the Houston Zoo, two all-day passes to Schlitterbahn Waterpark in New Braunfels, a certificate of recognition and prizes from the Texas General Land Office and a calendar displaying the winning artwork.

To learn more about the Adopt-A-Beach program, visit TexasAdopt­ABeach.org or contact the GLO at 877-TX COAST.

Elton Huang’s winning artwork in the 3rd-4th grade category.

Elton Huang’s winning artwork in the 3rd-4th grade category.

Audrey Li’s winning artwork in the K-2nd grade category.

Audrey Li’s winning artwork in the K-2nd grade category.

 


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