On Wednesday, January 23rd at 10:00 a.m. the 2013 “Horsing Around with Art” grand prize winner was surprised at Breckenridge-Franklin Elementary School (1351 Payne Street, Louisville, KY) during a special fifth grade assembly. The Kentucky Derby Museum’s executive director, Lynn Ashton, along with the school principal and members of the winner’s family, presented fifth-grade student, Cortez Vinson, with a dozen roses and the news that he will receive 6 box seats to this year’s 139th running of the Kentucky Derby.
The Grand Prize is given to the artist whose work is judged to best “capture the spirit” of the Kentucky Derby. The Grand Prize winner was selected this year by Churchill Downs President, Kevin Flanery. The box seats are sponsored by Churchill Downs, Inc.
Vinson will receive $500 for the art department at Breckenridge-Franklin for his award. He will also be given tickets to attend the Winner’s Party at the Derby Museum following this year’s historic race.
School principal Allyson Vitato says, “Cortez is a very giving student. He cares about art and shows great leadership with his fellow students. He has worked very hard to prepare his artwork and was just excited to participate in this contest. To have his talents recognized as the grand prize winner is such an honor for a very deserving student.”
Nearly 50 local students will receive recognition for their artwork as part of this contest.
First place in each division gets $500 for the school’s art department, for second the school gets $300, and for third the school receives $200. For the 3D/Sculpture and The Outriders Society Awards the schools get $100, and for the Grand Prize, the Thoroughbred Award, and the Backside Award the schools receive $500.
Each of the winners will also receive art supplies for their personal use.
COMPLETE LIST OF WINNERS:
Divisional Awards: PRIMARY 1st Place: Louella Roberts, Breckinridge-Franklin Elementary 2nd Place: Lucas Orton, St. Matthews Elementary 3rd Place: Sowmyan Viswanathan, St. Matthews Elementary Honorable Mentions: Shelby Shekell, St. Margret Mary School Kuker Nodler, St. Matthews Elementary Sam Yauwanta, Breckinridge-Franklin Elementary Kalaia Britt, Rangeland Elementary Meara Wilcox, St. Matthews Elementary Addison Glasscock, Breckinridge-Franklin Elementary Deshawn A. McCray, Breckinridge-Franklin Elementary Camryn Moss, Rangeland Elementary Daniel Baldwin, St. Francis of Assisi Ella Dye, St. Michaels Elementary Paxton Ann Barnard, Wilkerson Elementary Smrithi Balasubramanian, Brandeis Elementary
Divisional Awards: INTERMEDIATE 1st Place: Cortez Vinson, Breckinridge-Franklin Elementary 2nd Place: Brooklyn Sumrell, Breckinridge-Franklin Elementary 3rd Place: Courtney Cooke, Breckinridge-Franklin Elementary Honorable Mentions: Carly West, Stopher Elementary School Devon Gray, Breckinridge-Franklin Elementary Madison Aubrey, Wilkerson Elementary Cora Bidwell, St. Agnes School Alaceya Golden, King Elementary Grace Cureton, Wilkerson Elementary Sydney Ganoe, St. Matthews Elementary Mekhi Hall, Breckinridge-Franklin Elementary Quincy Boyd, King Elementary Tyler Brown, King Elementary Henry Marchal, St. Matthews Elementary Jessye Denney, Wilkerson Elementary
Divisional Awards: MIDDLE SCHOOL 1st Place: Barry Williams, Frost Middle School 2nd Place: Trey Sweeney, St. Bernard School 3rd Place: Alli Revers, St. Bernard School Honorable Mentions: Olla Miles, Meredith Dunn School Tim Willis, St. Francis of Assisi Aubrey Draper, St. Margret Mary School Cameren Sams, Barret Middle School Bailey Recktenwald, St. Bernard School Jake Zickel, St. Bernard School Florence Leung, Jefferson County Traditional Middle School
Divisional Awards: HIGH SCHOOL 1st Place: Jenny Anderson, Assumption High School 2nd Place: Brianna Baker, Mercy Academy 3rd Place: Kayla Bivins, Pleasure Ridge Park High School Honorable Mentions: Bridget Jackson, Pleasure Ridge Park High School Danielle Belvoix, Mercy Academy Emma Lally, Assumption High School Clara Ruplinger, Louisville Male High School Victoria Browning, Assumption High School Emma Goble, Atherton High School Amber LeVay, Pleasure Ridge Park High School Bridget Jackson, Pleasure Ridge Park High School
3D/SCULPTURE AWARD PRESENTED BY AN ANONYMOUS DONOR Patrick Schaefer, St. Agnes School Brooks Vessels, DuPont Manual High School The artist whose work is judged to be the best piece of sculpture or 3-dimensional work.
THE OUTRIDERS SOCIETY AWARD PRESENTED BY THE OUTRIDERS SOCIETY Clara Ruplinger, Louisville Male High School The artist whose work is judged to best capture the traditions of the Kentucky Derby.
BACKSIDE AWARD Brianna Baker, Mercy Academy The artist whose work is judged to best capture scenes from the Backside at Churchill Downs, including any of the people (grooms, hotwalkers, exercise riders, farriers, veterinarians, etc.), equipment or animals involved in the training and care of Thoroughbreds.
THOROUGHBRED AWARD Danielle Belvoix, Mercy Academy The artist whose work is judged to best “capture the beauty, athleticism and/or magic appeal” of the Thoroughbred racehorse.
THE GRAND PRIZE Cortez Vinson, Breckinridge-Franklin Elementary School The artist whose work is judged to best “capture the spirit” of the Kentucky Derby.
To be determined at a later date: EMPLOYEES’ CHOICE AWARD PRESENTED BY THE EMPLOYEES OF KDM
The artist whose work is judged to be the most popular as voted by the employees of the Kentucky Derby Museum.
PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD
This artwork is voted on by the general public.