Brunswick County announces winners of Blueprint Brunswick 2040 Youth Art Contest

05.11.2021

Brunswick County announces winners of Blueprint Brunswick 2040 Youth Art Contest

Oliva Badovinac

North Brunswick HS Grade 10

My Future – 2nd Place 9-12 & Planning Pick

Eunice Gutierrez

North Brunswick HS Grade 9

Into the Future 3rd Place 9-12

Emma Robinson

Homeschool Grade 3

Fun in the Sun! – 1st Place 3-5

Emma Robinson receives her certificate and gift basket for the Blueprint Brunswick 2040 Art Contest

Nicole Sanchez Resendiz

Waccamaw School Grade 2

Beach – 2nd Place k-2

Emma Collis

Waccamaw School Grade 4

The Park in Brunswick County – Parks Pick

Mario Ochoa

North Brunswick HS Grade 10

Brunswick Either Or – 1st Place

Selected artwork from winning contributions.

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BOLIVIA, N.C. – Brunswick County, the Brunswick County Arts Council and Brunswick County Schools recently announced the winners of the Blueprint Brunswick 2040 Art Contest. The contest invited the youth of Brunswick County to contribute to a significant County-wide planning process by helping shape the vision of the future.

Twelve students were awarded prizes and certificates including a Parks Pick and Planning Pick. In addition, the schools with the most submissions in each category will receive $100. Prizes for student winners include gift cards, art supplies, and a framed award.

  1. Waccamaw School had the most submissions in K-2, 3-5, and tied for 6-8. The school will receive $250 for its arts program.
  2. Leland Middle School tied for 6-8 and will receive $50 for its arts program.
  3. North Brunswick Highschool had the most submissions for 9-12 and will receive $100 for its arts program.

The contest was open to students in grades K-12 or those homeschooled from ages five to 17 and invited schools from around the County to participate, including Brunswick County Schools, homeschools, and charter and private schools.

Participants were asked to show their vision of Brunswick County’s future using mediums such as acrylic paint, watercolors, tempera paint, colored pencils, markers, and crayons.

Local artists and members of the Planning and Parks and Recreation Departments judged the submissions and decided the winners within each category. In addition, the Planning Department and Parks and Recreation Department each picked their favorite piece.

The Blueprint Brunswick 2040 Youth Art Contest increased participation and engagement with the Blueprint Brunswick 2040 Plan as well as promoted the arts in Brunswick County. Be sure to look for the winning artwork on June 19, 2021, at the Soundstock Solstice by the Sea Festival at Middleton Park in Oak Island as well as in the upcoming Brunswick County Future Land Use Plan and Parks and Recreation Master Plan.

A full list of winners and their artwork are at https://www.brunswickcountync.gov/blueprintbrunswick/art-contest/

Through the support of Brunswick County Schools and a partnership with the Brunswick Arts County the Blueprint Brunswick 2040 Art was created to raise awareness and increase community engagement for the Blueprint Brunswick 2040 project in a fun, interactive way.

Brunswick County’s Planning and Parks and Recreation departments have teamed up for a 12-month initiative called Blueprint Brunswick 2040 to craft two new plans: a Comprehensive Land Use Plan and a Parks and Recreation Master Plan. Together, these two new plans will guide future growth, decisions and investments in infrastructure and serves withing the county.

Learn more about the Blueprint Brunswick 2040 initiative at blueprintbrunswick2040.com

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