Sustainable Orillia’s Student Art Contest Winners

By Fred Larsen – Special to SUNonline/Orillia

Several area students, family members, teachers and friends gathered at Creative Nomad Studios last Wednesday to receive cash awards for their submissions to Sustainable Orillia’s 2024 Art Contest, Ontario Species Need Your Help. Their artwork was showcased during the evening and drew admiring comments from all who viewed them.

The works of these eighteen students will become the illustrations in Sustainable Orillia’s 2025 calendar. It is also our hope that we can feature the artwork in a Sustainable Orillia Student Art Show at Hibernation Arts on Peter Street as part of Sustainable Orillia Month in September.

Sixteen elementary and secondary students, received $50 each for their artwork. Their pieces will be used in the 2024 Sustainable Orillia 2024 Ontario Species at Risk calendar, which is expected to be ready for sale at Sustainable Orillia’s Electric Vehicle and E-Boat Show at Couchiching Park, Saturday, July 27.

The elementary students whose work was chosen for this year’s calendar are: Grace Buchanan, Carmen Conroy, Nora Handy, Kenny Hill, Jory Hill, Maddy Hoover, Fatima Khattak, Pyper Patchell, Tehya Snache, Tasha Valliere, and Moira Zimmerman.

2024 Secondary School Art Contest Winners

Two high school students, Elyse Zoltan (Patrick Fogarty) and Mariam Barrie (OSS) were awarded first ($200) and second ($100) prizes for their submissions: Four other OSS students – Riley Davidson, Triti Shah, Katelyn Wilson, and Olivia Zeng and Twin Lakes student, Miranda Moore also won $50 prizes for their work.

Sustainable Orillia thanked these students for their participation in the 2024 contest, and the members of their families who turned out to show their support for the efforts of the young people. We’d also like to thank all students who entered work into the contest – the 309 entries was our biggest total yet for our annual contest,  and encourage them to once again enter our 2025 contest. Alsoa  big thank you to the teachers who encouraged and enabled their students to take a look at the Ontario Species at Risk list—leading to the artwork that was submitted.

Finally, our gratitude to Manticore Books, Scott’s Garden Centre and new sponsor this year, Jack & Maddy – A Kids Store for their sponsorship of this year’s contest and to  Creative Nomad Studios for donating the gallery space for our.

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