NCHS students to participate in the McLean County Amateur Art Competition


Alanna Santiago(12) submitted this colorful iguana into the MCAC. Photo courtesy of Ms. Kelly.

Nine NCHS students have had artwork selected to compete in the 86th annual McLean County Amateur Art Competition at the McLean County Art Center in downtown Bloomington on Sunday, March 3. 12 out of the 21 submitted pieces of NCHS artwork accepted by the competition. Their work has the opportunity to win first or second in one or more of the four categories, including: paintings, sculpture, graphics, and photography and new media. Results will be announced on Sunday.
Among the competitors are high school students, university students and amateur adult artists. Students from NCHS can place in any of the four categories and will only run against other high school students. First place in any category is awarded a cash prize of $75, while second place winners are awarded $50. A major prize, $200, is awarded to best in show, which includes all competitors.
“We have entered students’ work every year since I have worked here for the past 14 years,” Mrs. Kelly, building chair of the NCHS Art department said, “and we have had student work accepted every year.”
All students involved in the competition and the number of pieces judged are listed below:
Alanna Santiago (2)
Mary E. Palmer (1)
Gaby Harpel (1)
Sophie Ochs (2)
Alyse Lanier (1)
Sara Reh (2)
Katie Mounce (1)
Tiffany Lam (1)
Elise Minechello (1)