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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 GRFA has immensely impacted my art along with my life. People seem to react and appreciate my submission for the foundation. I have offers of people wanting prints of my artwork and, not to sound cheesy and cliche, but opportunity just keeps on knocking. I'm really really appreciative that my art teacher introduced this contest to me and that I decided to be bold by creating something beautiful for this foundation, and to be honored for my creativity! I can't thank to GRFA office and George and Wendy Rodrigue enough for this amazing opportunity that I will always remember and carry proudly with me throughout my creative career."
- Jacob Broussard