Jazmine Willock, a student at Country Day School, took first place in the 2013 Congressional Art Competition staged Friday at the Caribbean Art Museum in Frederiksted.
The winners were announced by Delegate to Congress Donna Christensen.
Willock’s art instructor is Suenita Barnwaree.
Second place went to Andrew Barlas of Antilles School. HIs instructor is Karen Bertrand.
Tia Maduro of Ivonna Eudora Kean High School captured third place. Her instructor is Francis Rutnik.
The Virgin Islands Congressional District Competition is held yearly in conjunction with the Virgin Islands Council on the Arts, according to the news release announcing the winners.
This year 42 pieces were submitted from the Good Hope School, Country Day School, St. Croix Educational Complex, AZ Academy, the Manor School, St. Croix Central High School, Ivanna Eudora Kean High School, Antilles School, and Charlotte Amalie High School.
“Every year I am amazed at the quality of artist and artwork in our schools,” Christensen said. “We have talented young people and dedicated teachers who always present their best.”
The competition is open to all high school students who submit paintings, drawings, collage, prints, mixed media, photography and computer generated art. Willock’s winning entry will represent the territory in the national competition. She, her work and a chaperone will travel to Washington, D.C. courtesy of the Virgin Islands Council on the Arts. Her work will hang alongside the winners from across the country in the Cannon Tunnel for one year.
Christensen thanked Seaborne Airlines, the Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts, Claire Roker, Candice Atwater, Hatim Yusuf, John Beagles, Neva Roberts and Sirri Hamad for their support of this year’s event.