Anime Fest 2008: Art Contest Winners

The Teen Anime Fest at the Figge was such a great time!  Thanks to those of you who were able to make it to the event on Saturday.  Over 100 people showed up and nearly all of them were teens.  The partnership between the Quad City Public Libraries and the Figge Art Museum was a perfect match for the many teen anime and manga lovers in the area.  They sure seemed to enjoy themselves.  We had 67 art submissions on display for the Manga Art Show.  Way to go teens!!  You all did a really fantastic job! 

We decided to break the art contest up into two age brackets, 12-14 yr. olds & 15-18 yr. olds.  Local professional artist, Heidi Hernandez, judged the contest and selected one grand prize winner in each age group.  They were then awarded $25 gift cards to Hobby Lobby.  Five honorable mentions were also chosen in each age group and recipients of those received a tasty Pocky prize.  Also, all of the artists were awarded an official certificate of artistic excellence for participating in the contest.  Following are pictures of the winning artwork:

Age Division: 12-14

Best In Show:  Portrait of A Boy – Clayton Summers

Honorable Mention:  Goddess – Emily Stogdill

Honorable Mention:  Yin & Yang – Casey Albee

Honorable Mention:  Flawed Design – Deme Echelbarger

Honorable Mention:  Kawii Kitty Twins – Bailey Hager

Honorable Mention:  Dream Wielder – Jacob Joslyn

Age Division 15-18

Best In Show:  Guardian – Christopher Mbakwe

Honorable Mention:  Yuki – Mimzy Storm

Honorable Mention:  The Gang’s All Here – Ruth Sanders

Honorable Mention:  Mamimi – Jacob Burns

Honorable Mention:  Dangerous Beauty – Sari Moore

Honorable Mention:  Believe – Basilia Koster

Stay tuned to tomorrow’s post when we revisit the cosplay portions of the Anime Fest.  Again, great job everyone!  Don’t forget to pick up your artwork at the library that you submitted it to.  Special thanks to local artist, Heidi Hernandez, and, of course, the Figge Art Museum for hosting the event…thank you!

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2 Responses to Anime Fest 2008: Art Contest Winners

  • yesenia ortiz says:

    i could have done a much better job..no offense to the artists .they can draw well too.though i think the last honorable mention should have won.i would like to display my art sometime .so please try to contact me.thank you.

  • Bella says:

    i agree, i can draw better than this, but it is good though and yeah, the last one was good…MANGA ROCKS!!!!!