Eglin locals selected in 2023 AF art contest

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JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – Eglin local artists placed in four categories of the 2023 Air Force Art Contest July 11. 

“With over 1,400 entries this year, the judges had a challenging time deciding the top three in each of the categories,” said Debbie Southee, community programs director at AFSVC.

In addition to 2D art, the services center added a 3D art category to include ceramics, sculpture and glass. The category was very popular, Southee said, so artists can look forward to submitting in that category again next year. 

Winners in each category win gift cards valued from $500 to $300, depending on placement.

Congratulations to Eglin's winners:

2D Adult Novice
First Place - Heritage by David Chapman, Fairchild AFB, Washington
Second Place - Under the Sea by Senior Airman Daisy Gabbard, Eglin AFB, Florida
Third Place - Baby Dylan by Dustin Lane, Eglin AFB

3D Adult Novice
First Place - Geometry Jar by Danial Yockey, Eglin AFB
Second Place - Iris the Dragon by Lillian Larsen, Joint Base-Langley, Virginia
Third Place - The Face of the Climate Crisis by Katherine O’Neil, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina

3D Pre-Teens ages 9-12
First Place - Kodiak the Pup by Addie Bradford, Eielson AFB, Alaska
Second Place - Punch of Pride by Lillian Campbell, Eglin AFB
Third Place - Siblings Forever by Olivia Torres, Travis AFB, California

The AFSVC manages the Air Force’s art and photography contests each year. The center is set to launch the 2023 Air Force Photo Contest Sept. 1. This year’s theme is 101 Days of Summer. Look for more information soon.