‘Thank A Teacher Art Contest’ winners announced

‘Thank A Teacher Art Contest’ winners announced
Thank a Teacher Art Contest (Source: NDP)

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - The winners in the Thank A Teacher Art Contest have been announced.

K-12 students attending Virginia’s public schools were encouraged to create the artwork that could appear on thousands of thank-you notes that will be distributed to thousands of teachers in Virginia during National Teacher Appreciation Week from May 4 through May 8.

Qualifying teachers can use a unique code included in the digital note to enter a drawing for a chance to win a memorable Virginia vacation courtesy of the Virginia Lottery and $5,000 in supplies from The Supply Room.

Thank a Teacher Art Contest
Thank a Teacher Art Contest (Source: NDP)

In the past four years, the Lottery has visited schools to conduct a surprise presentation to the winning student artist and their teacher during a school assembly, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Lottery sent packaged and printed versions of the notecards with a $150 Visa gift card and several other prizes to the parents of the three winners.

Parents recorded the reaction of the student artists when they learned of their selection.

Thank A Teacher Art Contest.
Thank A Teacher Art Contest. (Source: NDP)

Out of hundreds of entries across the state from earlier this year, the winners selected were:

  • Sarah Keith, 4th grader at Potomac Elementary School in King George County
  • Alaina Carnahan, 6th grader at Oak Hill Elementary School in Fairfax County
  • Tiana Carter, senior at Chesterfield Career and Technical Center, Courthouse, in Chesterfield County

The winning students’ schools will also receive $1,000 from the Lottery and $1,000 in prizes from The Supply Room for their art departments.

Thank a Teacher Art Contest
Thank a Teacher Art Contest (Source: NDP)

Thanking a teacher is as easy as visiting Thank A Teacher’s website now through May 8 and sending a digital thank-you note right from the comfort of your home.

Each digital note will randomly showcase one of the winning designs.

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