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WQLN PBS Art Show and Contest

The WQLN PBS Art Show and Contest for tweens and teens is designed to promote creative artistic expression through painting. This show and contest is open to students in grades six through twelve. First, second, and third place ribbons are awarded in the following grade level categories: 6th-8th, 9th-10th, and 11th-12th.

Congratulations to our 2024 contest winners! And thank you to everyone who participated in our third annual Art Show and Contest. We cannot wait to see the incredible works of art you create next year.

Submissions for our 2025 show and contest will be accepted starting December 2, 2024. The submission deadline is 5 p.m. on March 14, 2025.

Grades 6-8

First Place

Power to Heal

Beatrice D.

Strong Vincent Middle School, Grade 6

Click here to read the artist's statement.

Second Place
Outlook on Life

Callie K.

RB Wiley CCS, Grade 7

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Third Place

l’espoir

Rebecca M.

Homeschool: Scholé Academy, Grade 8

Click here to read the artist's statement.

Grades 9-10

First Place
The Sun & The Moon

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Perseus House CLC, Grade 9

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Second Place
Turtle X

Alexander S.

Elizabeth Lee Black School at Barber National Institute, Grade 9

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Third Place
Mess Out of Mistakes

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Perseus House CLC, Grade 10

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Grades 11-12

First Place

Goodbye Childhood

Emily K.

Mercyhurst Preparatory School, Grade 12

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Second Place
Found Family

Lola S.

McDowell High School, Grade 12

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Third Place

Wallpaper

Tilden A.

North East High School, Grade 11

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Presented in Partnership with

This project was supported by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency, through the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA), its regional arts funding Partnership. State government funding comes through an annual appropriation by Pennsylvania’s General Assembly and from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. PPA is administered in this region by Erie Arts & Culture.