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2018 DART Student Art Contest

2018 DART Student Art Contest Winners

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Best of Show

Doreen Chen 10th Grade
Jasper High School (Plano ISD)

Kindergarten-2nd Grade
1st Place Winner

Sanmita Doddi 2nd Grade
Dallas Arts Studio
McCoy Elementary
(Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD)

2nd Place Winner

Wing Hay Tam 2nd Grade
Barksdale Elementary (Plano ISD)

3rd Place Winner

Michelle Chen 3rd Place
2nd Grade Castle Hills Elementary
(Lewisville ISD)

Honorable Mention Winner

Tarika Aravind Kindergarten
Riddle Elementary (Frisco ISD)

Honorable Mention Winner

Joanna Koduvath - Kindergarten
Saigling Elementary (Plano ISD)

Honorable Mention Winner

Garrett Clark 1st Grade
Greenhill School - Addison

3rd through 5th grade
1st Place Winner

Hyeyeon Lee - 5th Grade
Dallas Arts Studio
Castle Hills Elementary (Lewisville ISD)

2nd Place Winner

Rebecca Criner - 5th Grade
Grace Academy of Dallas (Private) - Dallas


3rd Place Winner (Tie)

Sanjana Arudala - 4th Grade
McCoy Elementary
(Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD)

3rd Place Winner (Tie)

Venkat Doddi 4th Grade
McCoy Elementary
(Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD)

Honorable Mention Winner

Adolfo Garcia 4th Grade
Calliet Elementary School (DISD)

Honorable Mention Winner

Maritza Pedroza 5th Grade
Pegasus School of
Liberal Arts & Sciences (Dallas)

Honorable Mention Winner

Emily Dominguez 5th Grade
John Haley Elementary (Irving ISD)

Honorable Mention Winner

Jadyn Eve Walder 4th Grade
Legacy Preparatory
Charter Academy (Plano)

Honorable Mention Winner

Sabira Zia Zaidani - 3rd Grade
Uplift Grand Preparatory (Grand Prairie)

6th through 8th grade
1st Place Winner

Vendanti Naktode - 8th Grade
Falak Art Studio (Coppell)

2nd Place Winner

Daisy Campos 7th Grade
Harry Stone Montessori Academy (DISD)

3rd Place Winner

Adriana Jaime - 8th Grade
Greiner Arts Academy (DISD)

Honorable Mention Winner

Harper Burt 8th Grade
White Rock Montessori (Private - Dallas)

Honorable Mention Winner

Olivia Park - 7th Grade
The Hockaday School (Private - Dallas)

Honorable Mention Winner

Daisy Treviso 8th Grade
Greiner Arts Academy (DISD)

9th through 12th grade
1st Place Winner

Carrington Turner 10th Grade
Booker T. Washington HSPVA (DISD)

2nd Place Winner

Ben Reynolds 9th Grade
Highland Park High School (Highland Park ISD)

3rd Place Winner (Tie)

Susan Kent 10th Grade
Grand Prairie Fine Art Academy (Grand Prairie ISD)

3rd Place Winner (Tie)

Katera Scott - 12th Grade
Skyline High School (DISD)

Honorable Mention Winner

Jose Gabriel Correa Baptista 12th Grade
Plano East Senior High School (Plano ISD)

Honorable Mention Winner

Seyry Moreno 10th Grade
David W. Carter High School (DISD)

Honorable Mention Winner

Joshua Wang 9th Grade
Jasper High School (Plano ISD)

Honorable Mention Winner

Annika Sobotka 10th Grade
Career & Technical Education Center (Frisco ISD)


Community Partners:
Dallas Contemporary
Dallas Museum of Art
Dallas Zoo
Half Price Books
Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Media Partners:
Al Dia
Dallas Morning News
NBC DFW
Plano Profile
Suburban Parent Magazines
Telemundo 39

2018 DART Student Art Contest Guidelines
Deadline: Wednesday, February 28, 2018


Theme — Oh, the places DART goes.

  1. Each poster must visually illustrate the theme "Oh, the places DART goes."
  2. The DART logo must appear on any drawings of buses or trains.
  3. Students may visit DART.org for ideas or more information.
  4. The back of the entry must include the following information, and it must be legible: student's name, parent's name, contact email and phone number, grade level, school name and teacher's name. Any entry that does not have these identifying marks will be disqualified.
  5. Limit one entry per student. The design must be original work created by the student. No group entries are allowed.
  6. Students may use multiple colors or black and white. The poster must measure 11" high x 17" wide. The design should be laid out horizontally and submitted on heavy paper such as poster, tag or illustration board.
  7. DART will distribute 11" x 17" paper to teachers/parents whose students/children participate in the contest (while supplies last).
  8. Media may include crayons, paint, markers, colored pencils and digital art.
  9. All lettering must be legible even when letters are used as design elements.
  10. Words must be spelled correctly.
  11. Entries should be mailed or personally delivered to:
    Jessica D. Lennon
    DART's Transit Education Program
    2018 Student Art Contest
    Dallas Area Rapid Transit
    1401 Pacific Ave.
    P.O. Box 660163
    Dallas, TX 75266-0163
  12. Early entries are strongly encouraged, and students who submit early will receive a special prize. All entries must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, February 28, 2018.
  13. Get Transit Directions
    to the
    Dallas Museum of Art

    DART staff will notify the teachers or parents of the winners by Wednesday, March 21, 2018 via a phone call and/or email, and all winners will be invited to a special recognition program and reception at the Dallas Museum of Art (details TBD). Winners will also have their artwork displayed at the museum.
  14. The 2018 Student Art Contest is open to students in Kindergarten through 12th grade, and a Best of Show winner will be selected from all K-12 entries.
  15. The Best of Show winner will have his or her artwork featured on DART buses and will receive a $1,000 cash prize from Dallas Contemporary. The winning entry will also be posted on DART's website, DART.org.
  16. The 1st place winner in the Kindergarten-2nd grade and 3rd-5th grade categories will receive a prize. Runners-up and honorable mentions will also receive prizes.
  17. The 1st place winner in the middle school category (6th-8th grade) will receive a $100 cash prize from Dallas Contemporary, and his or her artwork will be featured at DART rail stations and inside DART trains. Runners-up and honorable mentions will also receive prizes.
  18. The 1st place winner in the high school category (9-12th grade) will receive a $200 cash prize from Dallas Contemporary, and his or her artwork will be featured at DART rail stations and inside DART trains. Runners-up and honorable mentions will also receive prizes.
  19. Teachers or leaders with the most submissions will receive a special prize.
  20. Winner's artwork will be featured on DART's website.
  21. All artwork becomes the property of Dallas Area Rapid Transit and may be used for advertising, sales or promotional purposes with appropriate credit to the artist. By entering the contest, you consent to have your name and photograph appear as one of the winners.
  22. For more information about the contest, please contact Jessica D. Lennon at [email protected], or call her at 214.749.2582.

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