26th Annual Student Art Contest Winners

Performing Arts Houston is pleased to announce the winners of the 26th Annual Student Art Contest. Student winners will be celebrated at an Awards Celebration on April 27th at 11 am at The Orange Show, 2402 Munger St, Houston, TX 77023. Thank you to the 493 students from across the Houston area who submitted work this year, we look forward to your submissions in 2025! Congratulations to all the winners!

Thank you to our Awards Ceremony prize sponsors: Houston Botanic Garden, Asia Society, and Texas Art Supply, as well as Smither Park, Underwriter Leah R. Bennett, and Lead Education Sponsor ConocoPhillips.

View a gallery of this year’s winners here:


  • 1st Place – The Swimming Pool, by Reina Choi
  • 2nd Place – Happy Daydreams, by Nathaniel Lee
  • 3rd Place – Robot Happiness, by Devon Huang
  • Honorable Mention – Happy Drum, by Yanice Luu
  • Honorable Mention – Celebration Flowers, by Miracle Spotsville
  • Honorable Mention – The Amazing Fireworks, by Olivia Li
  • Honorable Mention – Happy Dance, by Skylar Raibon


  • 1st Place – Simple Moment with Grandfather, by Adrienne Kan
  • 2nd Place – Dream, by Collin Pyo
  • 3rd Place – Underwater Adventure, by Kelly Kim
  • Honorable Mention – Fire Boy, by Erick Orozco
  • Honorable Mention – No Fear, by Ashlyn Dockery
  • Honorable Mention – Passionate, by Luna Moon
  • Honorable Mention – Around the World, by Jennifer Barragan


  • 1st Place – Our Moon, by Jungin Moon
  • 2nd Place – Collective Joy, by Jiale Lu
  • 3rd Place – Comfort Zone, by James Freeborg
  • Honorable Mention – Love in Every Bite, by Fayme Chen
  • Honorable Mention – Team Called Family, by Kristina Tymianski
  • Honorable Mention – Colors of the Complex, by Keira Barrios
  • Honorable Mention – Happiness in Pages, by Kelly Pham


  • 1st Place – Picky Eater, by Grady Zheng
  • 2nd Place – Triumph of the Trumpets, by Melanie Martinez
  • 3rd Place – Shaking up the Morning!, by  Regina Ruiz
  • Honorable Mention – Filling the Atmosphere Joy, by Prapti Meshram
  • Honorable Mention – Small Moments of Joy Worth Forever, by Chenchen Sun
  • Honorable Mention – First Snip, by Kaylee Kang
  • Honorable Mention – Loteria!!!, by Tristen Lopez


  • Best in Show – Redolence, by Grace Sowon Park
  • 1st Place – Glass Ceiling, by Chanwoo Sinn
  • 2nd Place – Euphoria, by Michael Seidu
  • 3rd Place – Spread the Light, by Hannah Kim
  • Honorable Mention – Lunch Lady, by Cory Alvarez
  • Honorable Mention – Bird Sighting, by Mayra Siregar
  • Honorable Mention – Smile in Confusion, by Hyunchae Kim
  • Honorable Mention – Subway in Sonder, by Maggie Lu


  • Performing Arts Houston Board Pick – Diversity, by Joy Hyewon Park
  • Performing Arts Houston Staff Pick – Fun With My Friends, by Felix Ortez