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2012 Art Contest Winners

Official Louisiana Bicentennial Poster now for sale! Poster artwork designed by Katie Atkins, our overall winner. Katie is currently a junior in high school from Lafayette, LA.

Posters are $19.95

Congratulations to all the junior and senior winners!

On February 4, 2012, GRFA awarded over $50,000 in college scholarships and art supplies to thirteen high school seniors and seven juniors at an awards luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in New Orleans.

High school juniors and seniors were asked to create a unique piece of work based on our theme "Louisiana's Bicentennial"

These 20 finalists were chosen from nearly 500 entries and over 120 cities from across Louisiana! (click photos to enlarge) Thank you to everyone that entered!

Click Here to See the Photo Album from the 2012 Art Contest Award Luncheon



Official Bicentennial Artwork

What We're Made Of

Katie Atkins


St. Thomas More H.S.

Lafayette, LA


1st Place Senior

$6,000 Scholarship

The Cajun Icon

Richie Smith

Sterlington H.S.

Monroe, LA

2nd Place Senior

$5,500 Scholarship

Louisiana: The Melting Pot

Julie Hebert

South Lafourche H.S.

Galliano, LA

3rd Place Senior

$5,000 Scholarship

Still Standing Strong

Evan Daigle

Lafayette H.S.

Lafayette, LA

4th Place Senior

$4,500 Scholarship

Lecrevisse de la Louisiane!

Emily Kaye Miller

Sacred Heart H.S.

Ville Platte, LA

5th Place Senior

$4,000 Scholarship

Lasting Impressions

Margaret Parsons

St. Scholastica Academy

Covington, LA

6th Place Senior

$3,500 Scholarship

Portrait of Marie Laveau

Austin Courrege

N.O. Center for Creative Arts

New Orleans, LA

7th Place Senior

$3,000 Scholarship

Music on the Bayou

Justin Custard

N.O. Center for Creative Arts

New Orleans, LA

8th Place Senior

$2,500 Scholarship

Cafe du Monde

Hui Jin

Benjamin Franklin H.S.

New Orleans, LA

9th Place Senior

$2,000 Scholarship

Polychromatic Pelican

Kristen Lee

Riverdale H.S.

Jefferson, LA

10th Place Senior

$1,500 Scholarship

Louisiana Crawfish Twist

Jake Boriel

Saint Amant H.S.

St. Amant, LA

11th Place Senior

$1,500 Scholarship

Louisiana Lagniappe

Mary Rolfsen

St. Joseph's Academy

Baton Rouge, LA

12th Place Senior

$1,500 Scholarship

Aspects of Louisiana

Crocket Johnson III

East Beauregard H.S.

DeRidder, LA


13th Place Senior

$1,500 Scholarship

Rebirth of the Pelican

Katie Rickerfor

Mount Carmel Academy

New Orleans, LA


1st Place Junior

$1,250 Scholarship

What We're Made Of

Katie Atkins

St. Thomas More H.S.

Lafayette, LA

2nd Place Junior

$1,000 Scholarship

Autour de la Louisiane

Morgan Barranco

St. Joseph's Academy

Baton Rouge, LA

3rd Place Junior

$750 Scholarship

Many Faces of Louisiana

James Dupont

Riverdale H.S.

Jefferson, LA

4th Place Junior

$500 Scholarship

Louisiana's Sands of Time

Haley Fish

DeRidder H.S.

DeRidder, LA

5th Place Junior

$250 Scholarship


Kenya Jones

C.E. Byrd H.S.

Shreveport, LA

6th Place Junior

$250 Scholarship


Laurie Guidry

South Lafourche H.S.

Galliano, LA


7th Place Junior

$250 Scholarship

Ocean of Tears

Jake Woods

C. E. Byrd H.S.

Shreveport, LA



Student Success
"GRFA art contest has allowed my artwork to leave the classroom and be discovered by many people who appreciate art and the wonderful state of Louisiana. It's been a prestigious experience and honor to be awarded and recognized by the professional art community."
- Cody Roussel