High school grade students from across the Richmond City and surrounding counties send their art works to Annual Art Contest organized by Rumi Forum Richmond Chapter.The theme of the contest was “Ending Poverty” and students put their skill to show the cause and solution to the poverty.

The winners of the art competition were recognized and awarded at the ceremony held on Wednesday, Nov 19 at University of Richmond. Mr. Rob McAdams, a professor for UR’s art department, announced the winners of the art contest. The winners received their awards from Keynote speaker, Henrico Commonwealth Attorney Ms. Shannon Taylor.

Top 5 winners of the contest are:

richmond-art-contest-2014-berkeley-oglesby-poverty1st Place: Finding a Roof Over his Head

Artist: Berkley Oglesby, Age: 14

Henrico High School

Art Teacher: Genevieve Dowdy


2nd Place: Lending a Hand

Artist: Oakleigh Hogg, Age 17

Atlee High School

Art Teacher: Erik Lesie

richmond-art-contest-2014-olivia-dunham-poverty3rd Place: Reaching

Artist: Olivia Dunham, Age: 15

Henrico High School

Art Teacher: Mary Scurlock

4th Place: Poverty Scars

Artist: Shannon Hons, Age:16

Atlee High School

Art Teacher: Julie Fisher

5th Place: Belize It

Artist: Brittney Ricker, Age: 17

Attlee High School

Art Teacher: Julie Fisher.


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