Top awards were given in the 2016 Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home art contest for local high school students. This year’s theme was the Treaty of New Echota, with young artists asked to depict their interpretation of the turmoil surrounding the treaty and the affects it had on the relationship between the United States and the Cherokee Nation prior to their removal.
Approximately 70 entries were submitted by local students for the contest. After judging by members of the Chiaha Art Guild, the following winners were chosen:
1st place Jamie Armstrong, Armuchee High School
2nd place Rebecka Neal, Cedartown High School
3rd place Emmaline Cunningham, Cedartown High School
4th place Caroline Gammage, Cedartown High School
Winners received a certificate and cash prize for their artwork. All students who entered the contest received a certificate of appreciation for their efforts. The entries for this year’s contest will go on display in July 2016 and will rotate throughout the summer.
Thanks to all of our young artists for making our contest great again this year!