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2013 Art Contest Winners

Congratulations to all the junior and senior winners!

On March 23, 2013, GRFA awarded over $45,000 in college scholarships and art supplies to ten high school seniors and five juniors at an awards luncheon at the Sheraton Hotel New Orleans.

High school juniors and seniors were asked to create a unique piece of work based on our theme "Louisiana's Culinary Heritage" in partnership with the Louisiana Restaurant Association's Education Foundation (LRAEF) .

Winning entries will be used in a new Louisiana Cookbook.  The Fall 2013 cookbook will showcase 100 recipes from Louisiana's greatest chefs, with proceeds benefiting GRFA and LRAEF programs.

These 15 finalists were chosen from over 600 entries and over 120 cities from across Louisiana!  Thank you to everyone that entered! (click photos to enlarge)





1st Place Senior

$6,000 Scholarship

The Holy Trinity

Trinity Hartman

Thomas Jefferson H.S.

Terrytown, LA

2nd Place Senior

$5,500 Scholarship

Food for Thought

James Dupont

Riverdale H.S.

Jefferson, LA

3rd Place Senior

$5,000 Scholarship

Clean Up at 3am

Alex Hope Rosenzweig

Riverdale H.S.

Jefferson, LA

4th Place Senior

$4,500 Scholarship

Marks of Louisiana

Rebecca Maples

Denham Springs H.S.

Denham Springs, LA

5th Place Senior

$4,000 Scholarship

Gumbo Jazz

Alexander Richardson

Parkway High School

Bossier City, LA

6th Place Senior

$3,500 Scholarship


Brook Bourgeois

N.O. Center for Creative Arts

New Orleans, LA

7th Place Senior

$3,000 Scholarship

Voodoo Stu

Kris Kaluba

St. Joseph's Academy

Baton Rouge, LA

8th Place Senior

$2,500 Scholarship

A Perfect Crawfish

Alexa Holland

Fontainebleau H.S.

Mandeville, LA

9th Place Senior

$2,000 Scholarship

Who's Got the Baby?

Allyson Sutton

Sterlington H.S.

Monroe, LA


10th Place Senior

$1,500 Scholarship

Savoring a Good Time

Brianna Despenza

N.O. Center for Creative Arts

New Orleans, LA


1st Place Junior

$1,250 Scholarship

The Cutting Edge of Louisiana

Alfonso Vaca-Loyola

Airline High School

Bossier City, LA

2nd Place Junior

$1,000 Scholarship

Louisiana Juice

Kalli Padgett

St. Thomas More H.S.

Lafayette, LA


3rd Place Junior

$750 Scholarship

Jeune Fille de Fruits de Mer

Hailey Dupont

Riverdale H.S.

Jefferson, LA


4th Place Junior

$500 Scholarship

Taste of Louisiana

Dwayne Dominick, Jr.

DeRidder H.S.

DeRidder, LA

5th Place Junior

$250 Scholarship

Muddy Waters

Tye Anderson

Riverdale H.S.

Jefferson, LA

Student Art Gallery of the Month
Congratulations to students from Watkinsville, GA for being featured in our Student Art Gallery. Click to view the gallery.