FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 2, 2007
KIDS’ “WILD THINGS” ART IS ON DISPLAY
AT SELECTED OHIO STATE PARKS
COLUMBUS, OH – Entries in the “Wild Things” kids’ art contest sponsored by Ohio State Parks will be on display at several park resort lodges and two additional park locations August 3-12.
More than 500 entries were received for the art contest, which was held this summer. First, second and third place winners, along with honorable mentions, were selected in four age categories; Tots (5 years old and under), Tenderfoots (ages 6 to 9), Tweens (ages 10 to 12) and Teens (ages 13 to 18).
In the Tots category, the first place winner is Clay Kessler of Cincinnati, second place winner is Grace Delaney of Euclid, third place winner is Lili Kottmyer of Cincinnati. Coral Craig of Norwalk received honorable mention.
In the Tenderfoots category, the first place winner is Maddisyn Montgomery of Clyde, second place winner is Justen Stall of Findlay, third place winner is Darren Calovini of North Royalton. Graham Conron of Sheffield Lake, Erienne Ballard of Alliance, Sarah Motz of Laura and Ella Anderson of Clarksburg received honorable mentions.
In the Tweens category, the first place winner is Megan McHugh of Portsmouth, second place winner is Ossiel Ibarra of Alliance, third place winner is Jacob Lones of Thornville. Amanda Liebrecht of McComb, Layne Gerbig of Dover, Uriel Ibarra of Alliance, and Abigail Stall of Coldwater received honorable mentions.
In the Teens category, the first place winner is Jeanine Snyder of Defiance, second place winner is Ariel Arnold of Troy, third place winner is Ann Faris of New Vienna. Kaylin Arnold of Troy, Jennifer Brackman of Coldwater, Kelly Smith of McConnelsville and Sarah Dye of Loudonville received honorable mentions. Antara Dey of West Bengal, India received an international honorable mention.
In addition to the winning artwork, all of the art contest entries will be on display through next week at the state park lodge closest to the participants’ hometowns. The display locations include:
- Deer Creek State Park Lodge in Pickaway County,
- Hueston Woods State Park Lodge in Preble County,
- Maumee Bay State Park Lodge in Lucas County,
- Mohican State Park Lodge in Ashland County,
- Punderson State Park Lodge in Geauga County,
- Salt Fork State Park Lodge in Guernsey County and
- Shawnee State Park lodge in Scioto County.
Artwork from local contest participants will also be on display at:
- Hocking Hills State Park Welcome Center in Hocking County and the
- Manor House at Quail Hollow State Park in Stark County.
The winning art contest entries will be featured in the fall-winter issue of Ohio State Parks magazine.
For Additional Information, Contact:
Jean Backs, Ohio State Parks
Jane Beathard, ODNR Media Relations