Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Carroll Elementary Artist Wins Prize

Artwork by Presley Baldwin, 2nd Grade CES

A Carroll ISD student will have her artwork featured in a 12-month calendar printed and distributed by the Texas General Land Office.

The Texas Coast Children’s Art Contest named Presley Baldwin a winner in this year’s event. Her drawing (pictured right) of two sea creatures was selected as a finalist in the contest. Presley is a second grader at Carroll Elementary School.

Presley and 39 other finalists will receive a ticket to the Texas State Aquarium in Corpus Christi, two all-day passes to Schlitterbahn Waterpark in New Braunfels, two tickets to the permanent exhibit hall at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, a certificate of recognition and prizes from the Texas General Land Office.

Contest judges reviewed over 4,000 entries and picked 10 winners in each of the four categories: kindergarten, first-grade and second-grade, third-grade and fourth-grade, and fifth-grade and sixth-grade. The grand prize winner was a fifth grade student from Dallas.

Presley Baldwin, art contest winner

The annual contest is organized through the Texas General Land Office’s Adopt-A-Beach program. The contest began in 1996 to mark the 10th anniversary of the Adopt-A-Beach program. The competition encourages Texas students to learn more about the Texas coast and express what they have learned in their art. Click here to view all the winning artwork.

The artwork of all 40 finalists will be on display in the State Capitol’s South Central Gallery from 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22 until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29.

For more information contact the Texas General Land Office at 1-877-TXCOAST or visit their website at www.texasadoptabeach.org.