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Winning artwork revealed for 2014 Azalea Festival

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Winning artwork in the Middle School category submitted by Sylvia Atwood. (Source: NC Azalea Festival) Winning artwork in the Middle School category submitted by Sylvia Atwood. (Source: NC Azalea Festival)
Winning artwork in the Elementary School category submitted by Ruthie Wainwright. (Source: NC Azalea Festival) Winning artwork in the Elementary School category submitted by Ruthie Wainwright. (Source: NC Azalea Festival)

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - The winners of the 2014 NC Azalea Festival Children's Art Contest have been announced.

They were selected from 266 entries from eight schools in New Hanover and Pender Counties.

First place for the Elementary School category went to Ruthie Wainwright, a 5th grader at Wilmington Academy of Arts and Sciences. Her artwork is a collage rendering of a circus tent.

"It's hard not to think of the circus when I think about the Azalea Festival," said Ruthie in a news release.

First place for the Middle School category went to Sylvia Atwood, an 8th grader at Cape Fear Academy.

Her artwork shows a Cape Fear Garden Club Azalea Belle encircled by a garland of azaleas. Sylvia received third place in last year's contest.

Here is a full list of winners:

Elementary School

  • 1st place- Ruthie Wainwright
    Wilmington Academy of Arts and Sciences
    5th grade
  • 2nd place- Ariana Wood
    Bellamy
    5th grade
  • 3rd place- Brook Isaacs
    Pine Valley
    4th grade
  • Honorable mention- Sandy Cooper
    Bellamy
    5th grade

Middle School

  • 1st place- Sylvia Atwood
    Cape Fear Academy
    8th grade
  • 2nd place- Anna Catherine Lloyd
    Wilmington Academy of Arts and Sciences
    8th grade
  • 3rd place- Lexi Tinnerello
    Cape Fear Academy
    8th grade
  • Honorable mention- Emma Tracey
    Noble
    7th grade
  • Honorable mention- Sydney Eavey
    Noble
    8th grade

Participants were prompted to think about which traditions of the NC Azalea Festival mean the most to them when creating their artwork.

First place winners receive a $100 gift certificate to Learning Express Toy Store for the elementary category and a $100 iTunes gift card for the middle school category, two tickets to the Cole Brothers Circus, a print of the 2014 official artwork and an assortment of Azalea Festival souvenirs.

They will also attend the Governor's press conference in Raleigh to present copies of their artwork and will ride in the Azalea Festival parade.

All of the artwork will be on display at the Community Arts Center in downtown Wilmington throughout the month of April.

For more information about the Azalea Festival, click here: http://bit.ly/LgHdgX

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