2023 Poster Contest Gallery

The Okaloosa Arts Alliance would like to thank all the Okaloosa County School students that participated in the 14th annual OAA Okaloosa County School Poster Contest. This year the theme was “What art means to me”.  Although we were not able to make everyone a 1st place winner, all 105 entries are on display at Enlightened Studios through May 6, 2022. Enlightened is located at 142 Miracle Strip Parkway SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548. 

Participating schools include Rocky Bayou Christian School, Crestview High School, Silver Sands School, Shalimar Elementary, Edge Elementary, Kenwood Elementary, Meigs Middle School, Plew Elementary, Liza Jackson Preparatory School, and Homeschool students. Eglin Federal Credit Union generously donated gift cards for the winners. Each 1st place prize was a $75 gift card, each 2nd place prize was a $50 gift card, and each 3rd place prize was a $25 gift card.  Prizes and ribbons will be awarded at the intermission of Okaloosa’s Got Talent, approximately 7:30 pm on May 6th at Enlightened Studios.   The winners and honorable mentions are as follows:


Elementary (K5-4)
First Place, Hannah Leitheiser, 4th Grade, Liza Jackson Preparatory School
Second Place, Lisa Velazquez, 4th Grade, Kenwood Elementary School
Third Place, Nora Wohlin, 4th Grade, Kenwood Elementary School

Viewer's Choice: Hannah Leitheiser, 4th Grade, Liza Jackson Preparatory School
Honorable Mention: Emmanuel Vasquez Kindergarten, Homeschool
Honorable Mention: Logan Bulay-2nd Grade, Edge Elementary School
Honorable Mention: Kaida Hobbs, 3rd Grade, Edge Elementary School
Honorable Mention: Ella Graves, 3rd Grade, Kenwood Elementary School
Honorable Mention: Claire Stepp, 3rd Grade, Kenwood Elementary School
Honorable Mention: Andres Gonzalez, 2nd Grade, Silver Sands School
Honorable Mention: Parker Sims, 4th Grade, Kenwood Elementary School
Honorable Mention: Bella Taylor, 4th Grade, Kenwood Elementary School
Honorable Mention: Isabella Bunkley, 3rd Grade, Kenwood Elementary School
Honorable Mention: Norah J. Hall, 4th Grade, Plew Elementary School


Middle (5th-8th)
First Place, Genevieve Rocca, 8th Grade, Homeschool
Second Place, Oly Stephens, 6th Grade, Rocky Bayou Christian School
Third Place, Sunnee Hipp, 5th grade, Edge Elementary School

Viewer's Choice: Genevieve Rocca, 8th Grade, Homeschool
Honorable Mention: Kelis Perkins, 8th grade, Silver Sands School
Honorable Mention: Emma Speegle, 5th grade, Rocky Bayou Christian School
Honorable Mention: Zoey Graves, 8th grade, Rocky Bayou Christian School
Honorable Mention: Nadia Ross, 6th grade, Rocky Bayou Christian School
Honorable Mention: Uriah Alldredge, 5th grade, Rocky Bayou Christian School
Honorable Mention: Allison Weiss, 5th grade, Rocky Bayou Christian School
Honorable Mention: Demi Graves, 5th grade, Rocky Bayou Christian School
Honorable Mention: Carrington Preston, 5th grade, Rocky Bayou Christian School
Honorable Mention: Grayson Rooney, 5th grade, Rocky Bayou Christian School
Honorable Mention: Coda Barnes, 7th grade, Rocky Bayou Christian School
Honorable Mention:  Evelina Nebzhidovskaia, 8th grade, Rocky Bayou Christian School
Honorable Mention: Janessa Laemmel, 8th grade, Rocky Bayou Christian School
Honorable Mention: Jordyn Sarikanon, 8th grade, Rocky Bayou Christian School
Honorable Mention: Madeleine Weisbruch, 5th grade, Rocky Bayou Christian School


High School (9-12th)
First Place, Breanna Enright, 10th Grade, Crestview High School
Second Place, Johnmichael Irani, Silver Sands School
Third Place, Chance Bollinger, 9th grade, Crestview High School

Viewer's Choice: Breanna Enright, 10th Grade, Crestview High School
Honorable Mention: Chivie Barnes, 10th Grade, Crestview High School
Honorable Mention: Isaac Parenteau, 9th Grade, Crestview High School
Honorable Mention: Adam Marcades, Silver Sands School
Honorable Mention: Katherine Martinez, Silver Sands School





2023 ​Poster Contest Sponsors:




High School (9-12th) First Place, Breanna Enright, 10th Grade, Crestview High School

14​th Annual Okaloosa Arts Alliance Poster Contest 

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Check out 2022's poster contest gallery


https://www.okaloosaarts.org/2022-oaa-school-poster-contest.html




Check out our virtual poster contest galleries from 2020 & 2021



https://www.okaloosaarts.org/2020-annual-school-poster-contest-contest-gallery.html



https://www.okaloosaarts.org/oaa-2021-virtual-poster-contest.html








The Okaloosa Arts Alliance (OAA) of Okaloosa County is a local arts agency that strengthens the county by supporting the arts through advocacy, education, and marketing and promotion. 

Melissa Forte-Litscher, 

Realtor® ABR, RSPS, MRP, PSA

Middle School (5-8th) First Place, Genevieve Rocca, 8th Grade, Homeschool

Elementary (K5-4) First Place, Hannah Leitheiser, 4th Grade, Liza Jackson Preparatory School