First class winners from fourth graders at ATB art contest

It might be time to play a new game: Are You a Better Artist Than a Fourth Grader?

From the impressive results of ATB Financial’s first annual Young Artists Competition, the short answer is “probably not.”

Winners of the province-wide art contest were announced today, unveiling original, Alberta-themed artwork from 31 Grade Four students from communities across Alberta. Five are from Edmonton: Taylor Stanley from Belmont school, Cameron Orr (Mills Haven), Amrit Augla (Bisset) Caterina Mowbrey (St. Mary Catholic) and Kylie Eyestone (Florence Hallocck).

Judged on “content, creativity, composition and craftsmanship” by a panel of experts from the Art Gallery of Alberta, the pieces will be framed and displayed in the lobby of the AGA until May 20, after which the art will be exhibited in the artists’ communities until August. The kids get to keep their framed artwork.

Here are the rest of the winners, their schools and where they’re from:

Jake Thissen, Two Hills Mennonite, Two Hills

Margret Neufeld, Two Hills Mennonite, Two Hills

Mrs. Taylor Class (group project), Rosary, Manning

Emma Greenhill, Whitelaw Academy, Whitelaw

David Cyr, Harry Gray, Valleyview

Calista Hall, Harry Gray, Valleyview

Divyraj Paramar, Kateri Mission Catholic, Grande Prairie

Benjamin Wolstenholme-Schmidt, Acme school, Acme

Jihoo Kim, Acme

Stephanie Hoppins, Trochu Valley, Trochu

Adam Viste, Three Hills

Allison Guthrie, St. Augustine, Ponoka

Brittney Delowski, Alan Johnstone, Hardisty

Jaymen Reimer, Sun Country Christian, Bow Island

Gabby LeSalle, C. Ian McLaren, Black Diamond

Zayin Brown, Airdrie Koinonia Christian, Airdrie

Avelino Pestano, Greentree, Drumheller

Mikaella Smith, Greentree, Drumheller

Haley Jacques, Mount View, Calgary

Ahmed Thraya, Cappy Smart, Calgary

Jordan Moltzahn, Mount View, Calgary

Mckenzie Bowes, Dorothy Dalgliesh, Picture Butte

Christian Barnes, Mike Mountain Horse, Lethbridge

Adam Larson, Dr. Gerald Probe, Lethbridge

Lucy Lee, home schooled, Spruce Grove

Grace Boutland, G.R. Davis, Fort Macleod