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Congratulations to the winners of the 4th Annual ARToberfest Youth Plein Air contest, held Oct. 23 at the Turner Center Art Park. This year, there were two age categories with more than 10 youth participating in the event. The winners are – ages 7-11: First Place, $100 prize – Jayhdan Forte; Second Place, $75 prize – Justin Forte; ages 12-18: First Place, $100 prize – Amelia Music; Second Place, $75 prize – Isabel Williams, Third Place, $25 prize – Ashley Rice; Fourth Place, $25 prize – Savana Shiver; Honorable Mention – Hannah Crawford. The contest, sponsored by the Valdosta Public Art Advisory Committee, was held from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. during ARToberfest and winners were announced at the early afternoon awards ceremony.

L-R: Hannah Crawford, Savana Shiver, Jayhdan Forte, Justin Forte, Turner Center Executive Director Sementha Mathews, LVAC President Bruce Smith, PAAC committee members and judges Robin Fretti and Wendelin Hodges, Amelia Music, Ashley Rice, and Isabel Williams.