Hill teen places 2nd, 2023 Air Force art contest

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JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Air Force Services Center announced the winners of the 2023 Air Force Art Contest July 11. 

“With over 1,400 entries this year, the judges had a challenging time deciding the top three in each of the categories,” said Debbie Southee, community programs director at AFSVC.

In addition to 2D art, the services center added a 3D art category to include ceramics, sculpture and glass. The category was very popular, Southee said, so artists can look forward to submitting in that category again next year. 

Winners in each category win gift cards valued from $500 to $300, depending on placement.

Congratulations to:

2D Adult Accomplished
First Place - Woman in Prayer by James Powell, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia
Second Place - Horse Whisperer by Air Force retiree Lynn Kibbe
Third Place - Thoughts in the Air by Concetta Franciamore, Aviano Air Base, Italy

2D Adult Novice
First Place - Heritage by David Chapman, Fairchild AFB, Washington
Second Place - Under the Sea by Senior Airman Daisy Gabbard, Eglin AFB, Florida
Third Place - Baby Dylan by Dustin Lane, Eglin AFB

2D Teens ages 13-17
First Place - Maternal Rage by Sky Champlin, Kadena AB, Japan 
Second Place - Sage by Morgan Becker, Hill AFB, Utah
Third Place - The Last Castle by Tai Oser, Ramstein AB, Germany

2D Pre-Teens ages 9-12
First Place - Flack Rabbit by Caleb Teague, Whiteman AFB, Missouri
Second Place - Great Horned Owl by Stephen Berry, Hanscom AFB, Massachusetts
Third Place - Jhenna May’s Art by Jhenna May S. Peralta, Beale AFB, California

2D Youth ages 6-8 
First Place - Wildflowers by Evelyn Ricci, Yokota AB, Japan
Second Place - Werewolf Hunter by Sophia Matsuzaki, Kadena AB
Third Place - Foxy Design by Scarlett Morrell, Tyndall AFB, Florida

3D Art Adult Accomplished 
First Place - Royal Space Silk Scarf by Lina Zorichak, Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida
Second Place - Naked by James Bassett, Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona
Third Place - Eye of the Dragon, by Jessica Morgan, Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado

3D Adult Novice
First Place - Geometry Jar by Danial Yockey, Eglin AFB
Second Place - Iris the Dragon by Lillian Larsen, Joint Base-Langley, Virginia
Third Place - The Face of the Climate Crisis by Katherine O’Neil, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina

3D Teens ages 13-17
First Place - Metal Flowers by Sarah Studebaker, Offutt AFB, Nebraska
Second Place - Origami Samurai Helmet by Elise Johnson, Tinker AFB, Oklahoma
Third Place - Royal Flush by Haylee Tipton, Stavanger AB, Norway

3D Pre-Teens ages 9-12
First Place - Kodiak the Pup by Addie Bradford, Eielson AFB, Alaska
Second Place - Punch of Pride by Lillian Campbell, Eglin AFB
Third Place - Siblings Forever by Olivia Torres, Travis AFB, California

3D Youth ages 6-8
First Place - Dad T-Rex Protecting His Babies by Andrei Tapia, Los Angeles AFB, California
Second Place - Razor by Arrow Lin-Denning, Camp Humphreys U.S. Army Garrison, Republic of Korea
Third Place - My Beautiful Tray by Adelaide Richardson, Fairchild AFB

The AFSVC manages the Air Force’s art and photography contests each year. The center is set to launch the 2023 Air Force Photo Contest Sept. 1. This year’s theme is 101 Days of Summer. Look for more information soon.