CENTREVILLE — Artwork by Queen Anne’s County High School senior Cara Brown has advanced to the final round of the state’s “I Voted” Sticker Student Art Competition.
More than 650 students submitted artwork for the competition from all across the state. The Maryland State Board of Elections in partnership with the Fine Arts Office of the Maryland State Department of Education invited student artists in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 to be inspired by Maryland, voting, or elections in Maryland. A panel of guest artists representing every Maryland region judged the artwork for creativity, technique, craftsmanship and concept.
Cara’s work was selected as one of the top three entires in the high school division. Public voting opened Nov. 5 and will close on Nov. 15. The design by Cara is the red option in the high school category. To cast your vote, go to https://forms.gle/ffquuBJmj8bRVLgQ6 or google “I Voted” Sticker Competition, pick the Fine Arts Office page and click the link to get to the finalists.
The artwork with the most votes in each school division (elementary, middle, and high) will be declared the winners. Three student artists will make history and have their original artwork printed on voting stickers and distributed at voting locations all across the state beginning in 2020.
The winning designers will receive a $100 gift card for new arts supplies. Their art teacher will receive $500 for art supplies or equipment for their school.
Cara’s art teacher is Stephanie Zeiler, who said Cara never stops challenging herself in both concept and technique.
Cara received a first place award for her sculpture in the Academy Art Museum’s Mid-Shore Student Art Exhibition last spring. She also was recognized as a QACPS Visual and Performing Arts Teen of the Week last fall not only for her outstanding artistry but for her exceptional academic achievements and community service.
“Cara is living proof that our most creative teens are often high academic achievers as well,” said Visual and Performing Arts Supervisor Michael Bell at the time. “Cara is also sharing her talents in a variety of ways outside of the classroom, making a real difference in our community.”
He encouraged the community to vote for Cara’s sticker design.