Student Art Contest Featuring TARC Design-A-Bus

About The Student Art Contest

Traditionally, the Student Art Contest is centered around the Derby Festival and its events, but the theme of this year’s competition emphasized a broader message of hope. TARC and the Kentucky Derby Festival’s Foundation joined forces and merged their annual art competitions for the first time, as part of a special partnership in 2021. 

Students were asked to reflect on the challenges they faced in 2020 and the changes in their day-to-day life; choose a word using the prefix “Re” (e.g. Re-imagine, Re-start, Re-build, Re-cover, Re-birth, Re-organize, Re-connect, Re-unite, etc.); and then create an image based on that word. The goal is that each artwork will share a message of optimism for the future. (For example: Re-imagine favorite Derby Festival Events, Re-connect with friends, Re-build the community.)


HERE ARE THE WINNERS!

CATEGORY A

First — Bodi W — Rebuild With Colors — View Submission
Second — Verily W — Rejoice — View Submission
Third — Lucy S — Riverboat — View Submission
People’s Choice & Honorable Mention — Juliet C — Belle of Louisville — View Submission
People’s Choice & Honorable Mention — Leo S — Reconnect with Friends — View Submission
People’s Choice & Honorable Mention — Aubrey H — Reconnect with Friends — View Submission


CATEGORY B

First — Kayla L — Recharge — View Submission
Second — Keller H — The Balloon-tastrophy — View Submission
Third — Aaliya P — There is Hope- People will Reconnect Again — View Submission
People’s Choice & Honorable Mention — John J — Remember the Good Times — View Submission
People’s Choice & Honorable Mention — Cooper D — Reconnect Our City — View Submission
People’s Choice & Honorable Mention — Victoria P — Rebuild — View Submission
People’s Choice & Honorable Mention — Melanie S — The City will recover with the vaccine — View Submission


CATEGORY C

First — Melanie G — Reconnect — View Submission
Second — Sydney K — Re-Sanitize — View Submission
Third — Brittani B — The Youth are Rebuilding the City — View Submission
People’s Choice & Honorable Mention — Alannah D — Remember the Past to Rethink the Future — View Submission
People’s Choice & Honorable Mention — Sylvia M — Reuinte — View Submission
People’s Choice & Honorable Mention — Emily G — New Life will Return to the City — View Submission
People’s Choice & Honorable Mention — Lauren T — Safe and Healthy in 2021 — View Submission
People’s Choice & Honorable Mention — Rhea P — Together and Stronger then Ever — View Submission


CATEGORY D

First — Kate H — Re-Read your favorite books during quarantine — View Submission
Second — Meagan B — Re-Open to the Possibilities — View Submission
Third — Peton S — Reimagine the viewing of the Derby Festival Events — View Submission
People’s Choice & Honorable Mention — Olivia H — Rebuilding our Community through Unity — View Submission
People’s Choice & Honorable Mention — Isbella Y (Teacher: Amanda T) — Re-Wind 2020 — View Submission
People’s Choice & Honorable Mention — Claire S — Recreate Meaning — View Submission
People’s Choice & Honorable Mention — Gabe S — Reconnect — View Submission
People’s Choice & Honorable Mention — Kylie M (Teacher: Tiffany W) — Reunite for Hope — View Submission


CATEGORY E

First — Mia L — Rediscover — View Submission
Second — Shelby H — Reconnect — View Submission
Third — Farrah L — Everyone Together — View Submission
People’s Choice & Honorable Mention — Madeline F — Responsible — View Submission
People’s Choice & Honorable Mention — Rafiel M — Re-stitch our connectors — View Submission
People’s Choice & Honorable Mention — Sicilia G — Reunite Louisville — View Submission
People’s Choice & Honorable Mention — Gracie K — Rehabilitate the World — View Submission
People’s Choice & Honorable Mention — Catherine P — Re-Unite — View Submission