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2016 Art Contest Finalists

We are pleased to announce the finalists of our 2016 Scholarship Art Contest!

The following 16 finalists were selected by our first round of judges from over 600 entries across the state. These high school juniors and seniors will share $45,250 in college scholarships, and one will be featured as the official 2017 poster for the Krewe of Orpheus. 


Thank You to Our Sponsors




Awards will be given out at the 2016 Scholarship Awards Luncheon on Saturday, April 16, 2016, at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel. Luncheon tickets are now available to the public for $50.00 per person.


Thank you to everyone who entered! We had so many talented students submit original work for "Louisiana Celebrates Carnival."



(Finalists are presented in random order.  Click images to enlarge.)


Student Success
"The GFRA art contest has given me confidence that being an artist is possible in the economy we live in today. It also showed me that being an artist is not only a hobby, but it can also be a lifestyle. The award made me feel credible that masters of their craft would recognize my efforts."
- Katie Kreuz