2016 Winners

Congratulations 2016 Winners!

Thank you to all who participated. We had so many excellent entries that were thought through and executed well. We want to recognize and thank our talented judges who volunteered their time to helping with this competition. Winners will receive award certificates and cash prizes.

Youthful Expressions is grateful for our sponsors and donors that funded this project and allowed us to give out over $900 in cash prizes this year. Part of the entry fees have also been donated to the Nepal Orphanage. Thank you for your support. Please consider donating to or sponsoring next year's event, a lot or a little, everything helps.

Listed below are all the winners of our 2016 "Beginning Again" competition. Winners will also be noted on our gallery on Facebook in the description of the photo or video. Prizes and certificates will be distributed to winners.

Fine Art- Drawing

Grades K-2:                                                                                  
1st Place: Eden Suh, "Beginning Again (Moving)"                                    
2nd Place: Benjamin Ahn, "Snow Day, Snow Family"
3rd Place: Emily Suh, "Beginning Again (Rainbow)"

Grades 3-5:
1st Place: Skye Timothy, "Family of Foxes"
2nd Place: Angelina Cho, "Beginning Again (Moving)"
3rd Place: Abigail Ahn, "Never Give Up, Trying it Again" 

Grades 6-8:                                          
1st Place: Emma Rham, "Life"               
2nd Place: Ashley LaFleur, "Life Lives On"              
3rd Place: Ian Timothy, "Mandela"          

Grades 9-12:
1st Place: Lauren Yang, "Growth"
2nd Place: Elle McDougald, "Morning Sun Catches the Fur"
3rd Place: Hanwen Yang, "In the Eyes"

 

Fine Art- Painting

Grades K-2:                                                                                  
1st Place: Jia Chung, "Life Cycle of a Flower"                           
2nd Place: Morgan Bihn, "Sun Meets Moon"
3rd Place: Charlie Bowden, "The Sunrise of Dawn"

Grades 3-5:
1st Place: Shipra Kalve, "A New Living New Beginning"
2nd Place: Max Boyang, "Every Which Way"
3rd Place: Louis Boyang, "Flower"

Grades 6-8:
1st Place: Heather Kim, "I Can Come Back"
2nd Place: Deborah An, "Yin Yang Tree"
3rd Place: Karina Cramm, "Open Door"

Grades 9-12:
1st Place: Julia Maeding, "Gilded"
2nd Place: Riya Gilja, "Reviving Reverence"
3rd Place: Nicole Harris, "Thoughts"

 

Fine Art- Digital

Grades K-2:                                          
1st Place: William Cope, "The Winner"                  

Grades 3-5:                                          
1st Place: Robert Cope, "Diamond"
2nd Place: Sydney Call, "Plant a Seed"
3rd Place: Maryanne Cope, "Marriage"

Grades 6-8:                                          
1st Place: Mimi Gateway, "Galaxy Unicorn"
2nd Place: Alex Gateway, "Apocalypse"
3rd Place: Hunter Gateway, "Warp-Orb"

Grades 9-12:
1st Place: Elle McDougald, "Wash Away"
2nd Place: Augustus Moseley, "Wood Wooed Me"

 

Literature        

Grades 3-5:
1st Place: Andrew Rahm, "The Beginning of it All"
2nd Place: Reine de Villecourt, "Beginning Again"
3rd Place: Serena Rogers, "Poem"

Grades 6-8:
1st Place: Naomi Call, "A New Beginning"
2nd Place: Eliah Jade Rogers, "Beginning the Sunrise"
3rd Place: Joslyn Grimshaw, "Beginning My Life Again"

Grades 9-12:
1st Place: Katie Painter, "A Demon in Despair"
2nd Place: Laurel Rosenbaum, "Peanut Butter"
3rd Place: Hyowon Kang, "Song"

 

Dance Composition

Grades 6-8:                                                                                  
1st Place: Cierra Swanner, "Feeling Okay"
2nd Place: Dana Surwill, "A New Day"

 

Music Composition

Grades K-2:                                                                                  
1st Place: Austin Larsen, "Thunderbolt"

Grades 3-5:                                                                                  
1st Place: Sydney Call, "Begin Again"
2nd Place: Robert Cope, "A Wonderful Life"
3rd Place: Trenton Browning, "Spring Festival"

Grades 6-8:                                                                                  
1st Place: Kjerstin Cope, "Sprite of the Brook"
2nd Place: Aidan McClure, "Winter Renaissance"
3rd Place: James Call, "2015"

Grades 9-12:
1st Place: Jake Rahm, "Revitalization"
2nd Place: Isaiah Pack, "All That I Have"

 

Film

Grades 3-5:                                        
1st Place: Maria Raza, "Beginning Again"     

Grades 6-8:                                        
1st Place: Eliah Jade Rogers, "The Story All Over Again"
2nd Place: Naomi Call, "The Little Thimble"
3rd Place: James Call, "Clouds"

Grades 9-12:
1st Place: Kaitlyn Andrus, "Salmon Run"

 

Graphic Design

Grades 9-12:                                        
1st Place: Lauren Lobeck, "Sunrise"    

 

Photography- Edited

Grades K-2:                                                                                  
1st Place: Sophia Call, "Joy"                             
                                                                           
Grades 3-5:
1st Place: London Timothy, "Touch of Friendship"
2nd Place: Sydney Call, "Reflection"
3rd Place: Trenton Browning, "Little Layer"  

Grades 6-8:
1st Place: Naomi Call, "Paint My Eyes"
2nd Place: Emory Irvine, "A New Chapter"
3rd Place: James Call, "Spring"

Grades 9-12:
1st Place: Tess Buchannan, "A Clothing for the Soul to Bind"
2nd Place: Anna Soucy, "Immerse and Emerge"
3rd Place: Nicole Harris, "A Walk Through Antiquity"
 

 

Photography- Non Edited

Grades K-2:                                                                                  
1st Place: Samuel Call, "Crystal Rock"    
                                                                           
Grades 3-5:
1st Place: Robert Cope, "Old Faithful"
2nd Place: Sydney Call, "New Beginning"

Grades 6-8:
1st Place: Ian Knight, "Sunrise"
2nd Place: Eliah Jade Rogers, "Soaring in the Frost"
3rd Place: Isabella Alexander, "Sunset, Sunlight"

Grades 9-12:
1st Place: Lucy Knight, "Above the Clouds"
2nd Place: Nicole Harris, "The Boy"
3rd Place: Jayadeep Arora, "_Grade.JPG"
 

 

People's Choice Award

"New Life...New Beginning," Brooklyn Burton

 

Grand Prize Nominees

"Growth," by Lauren Yang
"Begin Again," Sydney Call
"Wash Away," Elle McDougald
"Journey into the Unknown," Jennifer Dong
"Above the Clouds," Lucy Knight
"A Clothing for the Soul to Bind", Tess Buchannan
"Salmon Run," Kaitlyn Andrus
"Feeling Okay," Cierra Swanner
"The Beginning of it All," Andrew Rahm

 

Grand Prize Winner

"Journey into the Unknown," Jennifer Dong

"My painting, 'Journey into the Unknown,' was inspired by the Trial of Tears. The central theme in the painting is starting over from scratch. I wanted to show the courage and strength it takes to leave behind all that is familiar for the unknown. I used warmer reddish brown tones in the foreground to create a sense of traditional familiarity. Then I contrasted that with the cooler blues and greens of the mountains in order to create an indoor to outdoor feeling-- a comfortable to uncertain feeling. Although faced with incalculable hardships, the Native American culture ultimately took root again."

"My painting, 'Journey into the Unknown,' was inspired by the Trial of Tears. The central theme in the painting is starting over from scratch. I wanted to show the courage and strength it takes to leave behind all that is familiar for the unknown. I used warmer reddish brown tones in the foreground to create a sense of traditional familiarity. Then I contrasted that with the cooler blues and greens of the mountains in order to create an indoor to outdoor feeling-- a comfortable to uncertain feeling. Although faced with incalculable hardships, the Native American culture ultimately took root again."