A student from the Greenhill School in Addison, has won this year’s Best of Show winner in Dallas Area Rapid Transit’s (DART) annual Student Art Contest.
5th-grade student, Collin Chon won this year’s theme “Everyday Heroes Ride DART.” The theme gave young artists the chance to recognize heroes across their community and salute their hometown heroes that have persevered and kept the community going throughout the pandemic. The program allows participants to show their creativity.
Chon’s artwork was selected as the best from 688 entries from students in kindergarten through 12th grade.
Other entries also won first place in the categories divided by grades. First-grader, Amy Torres from Barbara Bush Elementary School won in the K-2nd grade category. Fifth-grader, Anshika Goyal from Falak Art Studio won 1st place in the 3rd-5th grade category and sixth-grader Sophia Wilson from Blalack Middle School won in the 6th-8th grade category. Amber Li from the Hockaday School won the 9th-12th grade category.
Entries were also given also given 2nd place, 3rd place and honorable mentions. Including those who tied in place like 8th grader Navya Singh from Coppell Middle School West, and 8th grader Chloe Cunningham from Curtis Middle School who tied I 2nd place in the 6th-8th grade category.
The winning artwork will be showcased at DART Rail stations, inside trains, buses and will also be on Display at the Dallas Museum of Art. The winning pieces can also be seen at the Dallas Love Field Airport.
Each year, the DART Student Contest chooses a theme where all students from North Texas are allowed to participate. The Student Art Contests is a 23-year tradition that helps promote the use of public transportation in the North Texas area.
This year’s award were held virtually on Friday, April 23rd.